SPACE RIDERS, ISSUE #1

Writer: Carlos Giffoni

Illustrator: Alexis Ziritt

Publisher: Black Mask Studios


Space Riders, issue #1, cover, Black Mask Studios, Giffoni/Ziritt
Space Riders, issue #1, cover, Black Mask Studios, Giffoni/Ziritt

WHAT IS IT?

Space Riders: Vortex of Darkness #1 is the first issue of a four-issue miniseries, and the third volume of the series overall. This is a comic heavy with sci-fi and occult elements.


Expect something along the lines of one part Rambo, one part Terminator, and one part Stars Wars but with a healthy dose of hallucinogenic drugs added to the mix.


WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

After being attacked by a group of warriors out for revenge, our protagonist, Peligro, is contacted by an old ally who warns him of the imminent return of the mother of all evil gods.


Their failure to stop her could mean the end of all galaxies and all realities.


If you're like me and you haven't read any of the previous volumes, there's still a lot to enjoy here. After all, there's not really anything more profound than evil space gods, cybernetic badasses, and end-of-the-world (or in this case, end-of-the-galaxy) scenarios. But either way, Space Riders defines a certain niche of the genre. So, regardless if you have any experience with space operas at all, you won’t be prepared for what Giffoni, Ziritt, & Ferrier have created.


WHAT WORKS?

  • Carlos Giffoni’s script establishes