Sunday, December 18, 2016

Terminal Velocity Book 1

From the comics I purchased over the summer. I got this one directly from creator Barry Corbett at MASSive Comic Con this past June in Worcester MA.

Title: Terminal Velocity
Issue: Book 1
Publisher: Griffin Comics / Corbett Features
Date: February 2016
Writer: Barry Corbett
Artist: Barry Corbett

This is an autobiographical comic, in standard comic format, by Barry Corbett, telling stories from his childhood and young adulthood in New England during the 1970s and 1980s.

The stories are told with a good voice, some nice touches of humor, and an art style that works nicely with the storytelling. From clashes with bullies to adventures skydiving and scuba diving, there are some great moments of adventure, along with plenty of youthful foolishness and mayhem. There is family tragedy as well, and Corbett handles the serious stuff as deftly as he covers the lighter tales.

This was a really engaging collection and I have a feeling given what was presented here that the creator has plenty more stories to tell. Hopefully a second volume will be on the way soon.

Rating: 8/10

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