Title: C.O.W.L. Volume 1:
Principles of Power
Author: Kyle Higgins , Alec Siegel; Rod Reis (Illustrator)
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: November 11th 2014
Series or Standalone: C.O.W.L. #1
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Source: eCopy from the Publisher via NetGalley
My Rating: 4/5
Welcome to the “Chicago Organized Workers League”- the world’s first Super-Hero Labor Union! While C.O.W.L. once stood as a beacon of hope against an epidemic of organized crime and an unbeatable “brotherhood” of Super-Villains, the union now faces its fiercest foe yet- a disillusioned public. In targeting the last of the great villains, C.O.W.L. attempts to prove its value to the world and to each other, while staving off villainy from both outside and inside its offices.
Well I’m giving this 4 stars mostly because of the art. I don’t know how art stuff works but what I know is, the illustration is freaking incredible. It really is beautiful, Rod Reis’s art makes every scenes realistic and it keeps you attach to the story.
And to the story itself, the characters in here are your typical super heroes but they are still interesting. I’m just hoping to see more development in them in the next installment (and to see more of Grant and Eclipse). And it is also good that the story didn’t only focus to the never ending fighting scenes but paves way to the feelings of each characters. Because we are able to see the different sides of a hero. Not just their powers. Yeah, there’s a bit drama but a good one. The twist is also good and shocking at the same time.
I believe the story will get better in the next installments and I’ll probably continue with this series. Recommend!