Available this week at comic shops and digitally, is The Twilight Children #1 from Vertigo Comics. This series teams up legendary comics creators Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) and Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier) for the first time.
The story takes place in a small Latin American village, where a mysterious white orb has been appearing and disappearing. This has caught the attention of a few interested parties, the CIA and some scientists, but with little to go on not much is known about the orb.
After an orb appears once again, then disappears, some children discover the orb only to end up blinded by it. By the end of the issue, a mysterious woman has appeared in front of the town drunk, but how is she connected to the orb?
The Good: The art by Darwyn Cooke is fantastic looking. He has a great style that blends classic comic book art with a modern flair to it. Though he draws simple looking figures, he is able to convey great expressions and mood through his style. There is some nice complementing detail to the backgrounds as well.
The Bad: Hard to say what I would say is bad at this point, being the first issue and all, things are still being setup. I suppose you could mention the cover price of $4.99, but you are getting 29 pages of sequential art and story by two well-respected industry icons.
Overall, The Twilight Children #1 is an interesting read. If you are looking for a departure from the spandex and zombie books, and in search of something different, then I recommend checking it out.