Comic books are no strangers to superhero universes. From Marvel to DC, superheroes have been captivating audiences for generations. But now, in Torrent #1, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s shaking things up in the comic book world. From writer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, X-Men Gold, Star Wars: Revelations) and illustrator Justin Greenwood (The Old Guard: Tales Through Time, Future State: Gotham, Area 510) Torrent is a brand-new superhero universe full of heart and humor. In this series premiere, get ready to meet Michelle Metcalf: The world’s most happy-go-lucky hero… until tragedy forces her to cross the line from hero to vigilante.
Torrent #1 is an exemplary comic book that combines great humor with an emotional attachment to its main character that will draw readers in right away. Guggenheim has plenty of experience writing superhero stories but this time he puts his own unique spin on it by creating an entirely new universe that stands out from the rest. The characters feel fresh and familiar all at once, which makes them instantly relatable and entertaining – especially Crackerjack, the inimitable Michelle Metcalf!
Guggenheim’s witty dialogue pairs perfectly with Greenwood’s artwork and Rico Renzi‘s vibrant colors which fuses animated cartoon style with classic comic books art. It creates a unique look that is sure to draw in more than just hardcore fans of the genre – it’s truly something special! Keith Wood also adds to the entire story with stellar design and lettering throughout the debut issue.
Torrent #1 follows our heroine Michelle as she navigates her new life as both a regular person and a new kind of superhero. We see her struggle between being who she was before tragedy struck and who she must become in order to protect those closest to her. It sets up perfectly for future issues as we follow along on her journey of self-discovery as she learns what it means to be both Crackerjack by day and Michelle Metcalf by night — all while trying to stay one step ahead of danger!
If you’re looking for something different in your next superhero comic book adventure then Torrent #1 is definitely worth checking out! With funny, yet serious dialogue, vibrant artwork and an emotional connection between readers and the protagonist that will keep you coming back for more, this series premiere is sure to please fans old and new alike. Get ready for an exciting ride as we explore this brand-new superhero universe through the eyes of our beloved Crackerjack — Michelle Metcalf!
Make sure you grab a copy of Torrent #1 at your local comic shop on February 15, 2023 and be on the lookout for issue two coming March 22.
Guggenheim will join the Capes and Tights Podcast in late March to discuss Torrent and much more!