Motor Crush, Vol.1
Author: Brendan Fletcher, Cameron Stewart
Illustrator: Babs Tarr
Publisher: Image Comics
Genre/Themes: Comics, Action, Sci-Fi, LGBTQIA+
Release Date: June 27th 2017
Page Count: 136
I think I may have found a new favourite comic series! I liked it so much that I’m thinking that I may have to subscribe to the upcoming new monthly issues on Comixology! This was fast paced and exciting and it left off with a great cliffhanger that makes me NEED to continue reading as soon as the new issues are released!
By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.
What I Liked
The kick-ass female lead. I mean, this is always a great feature am I right? Domino Swift not only has a kick ass name, but also a kick ass personality. I loved her right from the start. She is definitely one of my favourite characters since Marcus in Deadly Class and Marko in Saga. I can’t wait to read more about her!
The concept. I love racing-themed things. I love the Fast & The Furious franchise, I love Motorcross and Monster Jam and movies like Gone In 60 Seconds. If I could have participated in any sport, I would choose car racing which is hilarious considering I don’t even have a drivers licence. Anyway, the second I read the synopsis and realized this series features motorcycle racing, I knew I would love it right away. Not only are they racing, but they’re racing for a prize. Love it. I need more now please.
The surprises. These first couple of issues were filled with constant twists and turns that I definitely was not expecting! Each issue left with a bit of a cliffhanger or with a few unanswered questions which was a key factor in what made me want to continue on to the next issue as soon as possible.
The pace. The writing was perfectly paced. The twists and cliffhangers were done so well. They flow in the story was amazing. The pace was amazing and I absolutely blew through these first five issues!
What I Didn’t Like
Loved it all. Clearly, I loved everything about the introduction to this series! The only thing I’m not liking is waiting for the next issue to be released!
As you can tell, I absolutely love this series so far! It was a great introduction to a new story and I can’t wait to read more! Motor Crush is definitely another win for Image Comics!
About The Author
Brenden Fletcher is a writer who’s worked on DC Comics titles including the bestselling Batgirl of Burnside, Gotham Academy, and Black Canary. He contributed the acclaimed Flash story to the Eisner and Harvey Award winning Wednesday Comics and has recently launched a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink series for Boom! Studios.
Cameron Stewart is an Eisner Award and Shuster Award-winning and Eagle Award and Harvey Award-nominated Canadian comic book artist who has worked for DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse Comics.
About The Illustrator
Barbara (aka Babs) grew up in the sunny and beautiful Charleston, SC. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD where she received her BFA in Illustration. She currently is settled west in San Francisco, CA where she is living the dream working as a full time freelance illustrator!
Thank you for reading!