Friday, March 5, 2021

Review of "Prodigy issue 1," comic by Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque

 Review of

Prodigy issue 1, comic by Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque

Five out of five stars

The title refers to the skills of the main character

 Edison Crane is an incredibly talented boy his level is so high that he makes enemies when he exhibits it. The story opens when Edison is eleven years old and he leads his polo team to a major victory. The cheers are primarily for him and that causes his much older teammates to explode in a jealous rage. Their action is to slam the door to the locker room and beat him up.

 In response, Edison spends hours watching videos of martial arts experts in action so he can learn their moved. The following Monday, he goes back to school and beats those teammates up, an action that gets him expelled. His next major action is one year later where he performs corrective open heart surgery on his best friend Jasper.

 Jump forward to adulthood, where he is playing six simultaneous chess games against masters. When he announces the moves, he has checkmated five of the six. Once the background of Edison amazing mental and physical talents is established, a female manages to enter his private office after tranquilizing his staff. She is a CIA agent, and her goal is to recruit Edison to aid her in fighting off an alien invasion of Earth.

 This is a great opening episode of a multi-part story as two very talented people are teamed in a mission to save Earth from destruction by alien invaders allied with a human fifth column.

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