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UNCANNY VALLEY #1: NEW KID, NEW TOWN, OLD PROBLEMS?

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Uncanny Valley #1 by Tony Fleecs, Dave Wachter, and Pat Brosseau. (Credit Boom! Studios. Cover by Dave Wachter.)

Uncanny Valley #1:

Creative Team:

Tony Fleecs (Writer,)

Dave Wachter (Artist,)

Pat Brosseau (Letters.)

Cover by Dave Watcher.

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Oliver is the new kid in town and is just trying to fit in. But what happens when a series of mysterious events occurs in one day? His lunch tray sets fire, and his new friends jump off a bridge, breaking their legs.

Is it all coincidence or a lie?

Uncanny Valley is a trippy ride between reality and cartoon. What Oliver thinks is a week-long suspension may, in fact, be the adventure of a lifetime.

The Art:

Dave always delivers in his artwork, and he does no less in this issue. I am still trying to wrap my brain around the realistic art style used in the “real world” and the cartoonish mashup we get with the birds and our version of Yosemite Sam. He treats us to a magnificent shot of this pint-sized cowboy straight from a cartoon shooting his revolver out of a car window.

Just wait if that doesn’t sign, seal, and deliver this story. It’s a visually pleasing first issue that doesn’t hold back in the slightest, and fans are in for a wonderful treat if this is anything to go off of.

Uncanny Valley #1 by Tony Fleecs, Dave Wachter, and Pat Brosseau. (Credit Boom! Studios. Cover by Dave Wachter and Rico Renzi)

The Writing:

Tony does a great job introducing us to this story in the first few pages. He tells us an 80s coming-of-age children’s adventure before taking us on a sharp left turn in chaos.

We are left wondering if Oliver is telling the truth, and we have even more questions as the action begins. The letters from Pat are a complimentary wonder about what Dave does with art as well.

MORE FROM TONY FLEECS!

TOY captures what it’s like to try and fit into a new school and how important it can be for a kid to fit in and make friends. It quickly brought me back to moving around so often as a child.

Overall:

Boom! does a really great job bringing us back to our childhoods and delivering action-packed fantasy adventures. Uncanny Valley is no exception as it takes us to an innocent time when we were a kid and then changes tones seamlessly. This will be a run to watch as I think it will be a pleasant surprise for all. Add this into your rotation as soon as possible!

9.5/10 Cigars!

This review was written by Matt, one half of the duo of Hopsgeeknews, a podcast that chats comics, movies, TV shows, and a beer of the week. To find more reviews and all of our episodes head to http://linktr.ee/hopsgeeknews.

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Hey friends! My name is Matt I am a nomadic beer and pumpkin spice enthusiast perpetually living in the fall. I cohost a podcast called Hopsgeeknews alongside Lauren where we talk comicbooks, movies, and tv shows while featuring a beer of the week! We have a passion for all of those things so check us out and enjoy my weekly comic reviews!

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