Breach #1

January 24, 2005 | Comics


Breach #1
Bob Harris, Marcos Martin, Alvaro Lopez
DC Comics
$4.50/$2.95 US
*** 1/2 (out of five)

In typical comic book fashion, the teaser on the front of the first issue of Breach reads: “Savior or Destroyer?”
But given that this is a new ongoing series, set in the DC Universe and written by veteran Bob Harris with art by the outstanding team behind Batgirl: Year One, Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez, it’s obviously the former. Right?
Don’t be too hasty. Breach starts with a scene set 12 months from now with a very cold, costumed character, presumably Breach, acting very detached from humanity and actually very non-heroic. But we’ll give Harris the benefit of the doubt and say that this double-sized premier issue begins telling the origin of the DCU’s newest hero.
When a scientific experiment to “breach” the barrier between dimensions goes awry in 1983, an entire secret U.S. government facility is destroyed, killing everyone inside — except one. But what has this disaster done to this sole survivor?
An intriguing beginning to what one of Metro’s industry insiders says is a series that will have large ramifications in the DCU this year.

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