Project Riese #1, brought to life by the combined efforts of Zac Thompson, Jeff McComsey, Paul Little, and Justin Birch, is enthralling tales of treasure hunting and the mysterious.
Set in the era of WWII, the story follows Sam Safdie and his group of treasure hunters’ quest for the legendary map of the Owl Mountains. After years of searching, they finally get their hands on the map, leading them on a journey to a massive war complex that conceals ancient secrets, untold horrors, and a fortune in gold. As they venture deeper into the labyrinthine complex, they realize that the place has developed a life of its own, and the past never remains buried for long.
Project Riese a perfect balance of action, adventure, and suspense, with each frame of Jeff McComsey’s stunning artwork bringing it to life. The colors, courtesy of Paul Little, add depth and expressiveness to the characters and their emotions. The superb lettering by Justin Birch complements the artwork to perfection. Reading this comic feels like watching a thrilling action movie, with every inch of the story and illustration skillfully crafted.
Moreover, the story has a unique plot with supernatural elements hinted. The tease of the existence a creature in the complex that comes to life, and the possibility of otherworldly force adds to the spine-chilling moments. The suspenseful buildup of supernatural elements promises a lot of unexplored avenues in future issues.
Project Riese is easy to read, with perfect pacing, not giving the reader a chance to catch their breath or look away from the riveting story. It’s perfect for those seeking a page-turner to pass their time or needs a break from their daily routine.
Overall, Project Riese‘s debut issue is exceptional. It has a unique, thrilling tale of adventure, a bit of horror, and hints of the supernatural. Zac Thompson’s narrative paired with Jeff McComsey’s stunning artwork, Paul Little’s colors, and Justin Birch’s lettering fits like a glove. The story has a perfect balance of action, suspense, and mystery that readers will enjoy.