Explorers Jacob and Elena Armlen find themselves trapped in a strange parallel dimension of elusive landscapes and shifting architecture inhabited by mischievous entities. Now it’s up to their clairvoyant daughter Adley and sentient robot Staden to rescue them!
ComicBook.comRichard Blake shines in the opening issue of Hexagon Bridge, a new five-issue miniseries published by Image Comics that should help establish the writer and artist as a new star in the direct market comics scene. Set in the distant future involving a dangerous exploration of a parallel universe, Blake leans into his strengths as a fantastic landscape and setting artist, providing a stunning visuals of worlds that seem frighteningly similar but also extraordinarily strange and different. The result is not only one of the better comics of 2023, but also one of the strongest Image Comics debuts published in the last decade.
Comic WatchHexagon Bridge #1 is completely worth checking out and its evident this is going to be a special miniseries from Image Comics. This may be Blakes first comic series, but I suspect it certainly isnt his last.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Blake delivers a conceptually interesting and engaging story in this first issue. I enjoyed the pace and tone of the story as well. Everything seems to be out in the open and gives the reader the ability to discover more about them and the world they inhabit. I look forward to seeing where this story goes next. The Art: Blake offers some great art in the issue as well. The characters designs are great, but I really loved the visual environments in the issue.
Monkeys Fighting RobotsThis opening chapter pulls readers in with its beautiful visuals and stays compelling with its building mystery. Featuring a unique story and incredible artistic direction, Hexagon Bridge #1 is a must-read for lovers of speculative sci-fi.
COMICONIs this book worth your time? That's a really good question. With strong writing and illustrations, it certainly has the potential to be great. But so is little revealed in the first chapter of this five-part limited series, that it could go either way.
The Comicbook DispatchA previously unexplored realm awaits researchers. But is it safe for humans, or only inhabitable by artificial intelligence? Science and the Paranormal merge in the intriguing Hexagon Bridge #1.
AIPTIn that way, this series feels like some deeply approachable story about our own search for universal meaning, or the importance of teeny human affairs amid an uncaring universe. It never bashes you in the face with such themes or ideas but rather lets you discover them in every gorgeous and surreal corner. And I for one can’t wait to spend even more tim dutifully exploring the true depths of these profound landscapes.
Major SpoilersHexagon Bridge #1 does an excellent job at setting the scene and revealing enough about the world to give it some weight, without spilling the beans on what exactly is happening yet. Unfortunately, this issue doesn’t have a great ending which makes it come off as being a bit unfinished.
Lyles Movie FilesMy curiosity is piqued from this first issue and I’m awaiting the next issue to see where Blake takes this fantastic voyage.