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An eye-pleasing nostalgic throwback, The Red Hook Volume1: New Brooklyn (Image Comics) delivers a pulpy and action-packed adventure full of superhero wit. Check out the amazing first collection from the winner of the Ringo Award for Best Webcomic 2017!

All of a sudden, a super-thief is bequeathed the Omni-fist of Altruism! He is transformed into a hero against his will. All of this takes place within a year, after a sentient Brooklyn’s heart is broken and physically secedes from America.

Here are 5 reasons you should get The Red Hook Vol.1: New Brooklyn:

5) The Reluctant Hero!

At a fast pace, writer Dean Haspiel spins his own coming-of-age tale, twisting the origin story of a superhero. The Red Hook learns the hard way that it’s must easier to be the bad guy, than being a do-gooder. The first volume follows the Red Hook’s interesting character arc as he tackles family, crime, and his love life.

4) The Artwork!

Taking over the art duties as well, Haspiel has the titled superhero dominate the page with his red bodysuit. The Red Hook looks the part of a Silver Age hero with his bulky muscles, the charming smile, and the swashbuckling mustache. Even the antagonists stand out with their luchador masks and oversized heavy weight.

3) A New York Story!

I think it’s also interesting how New York becomes a full-fledged character in the narrative. Cut off from the rest of the world, New Brooklyn has become a dystopia where crime flourishes and the gods could care less about the average citizens. The future looks bleak, but if you end up at the right corner in Brooklyn, there’s always hope.

2) The Colors!

I love how the use of primary colors pop out to the eyes. Just like red stands out, purple grabs the reader’s attention because the rest of the page is black and white.

1) A Fantastic Read!

An interesting superhero twist, The Red Hook Vol.1: New Brooklyn will entertain readers from beginning to end. Readers will become fans of The Red Hook and start craving for more stories from the serialized webcomic.  



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The Red Hook Vol.1: New Brooklyn arrives in stores on June 6th, 2018.

By Jorge Solis