O.C.T. #1 (of 4)

July 3, 2006 | Comics


O.C.T. (Occult Crimes Taskforce) #1 (of 4)
Rosario Dawson, David Atchison, Tony Shasteen
Image Comics
$3.35/$2.99 US
**** (out of five)

There’s been quite a trend over the past few years to let Hollywood types write comic books, but O.C.T. comes with quite a twist.
Oh sure, Kevin Smith can pen Daredevil or Green Arrow, The O.C.’s Allan Heinberg can do the same for Young Avengers and the JLA as does Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski on Amazing Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four — but are they also stars of those books?
Enter Rosario Dawson, the Hollywood starlet featured in such films as Sin City, Rent, Men In Black II and the upcoming Clerks 2, who also happens to be co-writer and star of O.C.T., Occult Crimes Taskforce.
When a routine noise complaint takes a supernatural twist, Officer Sophia Ortiz (bearing the likeness of her creator) finds herself getting transferred to what she terms the N.Y.P.D.’s “secret ghostbuster club”.
After coming to grips with a shocking familial connection to this task force, Ortiz signs on and begins to learn the dangerous truth about her hometown.
Dawson, co-writer David Atchison and talented artist Tony Shasteen have the makings of a fantastic comic franchise with O.C.T. and this book is one to watch in 2006.

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