There is a
sequence in the middle of Dream Reavers #1 that clearly demonstrates
the abilities of comics to tell some stories more effectively than
any other medium. Unfortunately that scene exists in a comic that
suffers from clunky dialogue, and a somewhat lackluster story.
not exactly sure what writer, Raphael Moran, is going for. From the
title I can assume that it deals with some kind of superhero type
characters that are all somehow connected in a kind of dreamscape.
There is a twist on the very last page, which actually saves the
issue from being a total disaster and also has me curious to see
where the story is headed.
Key artist Marc
Borstel does an adequate job of illustrating the story. His
characters are expressive and his art is clear enough to understand
where characters are and how they are interacting. There are a few
instances where itís not entirely clear how certain characters enter
the scene, but that may very well be a scripting issue.
The highlight of
the series is when special guest artists Atul Bakshi and David
Hedmark step in to highlight the dream state that the characters
seem to exist in. Utilizing different art styles the guest artists
provide the reader the best clues as to what may be happening in
this issue, which provides as many questions as it does answers as
to what the nature of the story is.
Most of the time,
reading a story that raises far more questions than it does answers
is a bad thing, but in this case it might just work. I had some
trouble getting through the first few scenes of the comic, but as
the comic continued on and the plot kept coming it helped to draw me
into the story and left me wanting to read the next issue if only so
I can get some answers as to whatís going on.