Dry Spell #1

Dry Spell #1

Writer: Ken Krekeler Artist: Ken Krekeler Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
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Tom Ferris lives in a world of super-heroes streaking across the sky, and hurling themselves over rooftops at night. They are commonplace. But Tom doesn't notice that world anymore, because his world is now made up of spreadsheets, phone bills, software, coffee, and button-down shirts. Each night, he lies awake though, wishing to be the man he was. Today, Tom gets his wish. And the world will never forget him again!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 4, 2014

    I can't recommend this book enough. I checked out the print version, but also the guided view version on Comixology. Both were great and while they gave different reading experiences I actually liked that. At this point in the year I'm already making mental check lists for our end of the year list. Right now, I can't think of a better single issue than this debut issue of Dry Spell. I am counting down the days for the next issue and have a good feeling that this series is going to surprise a lot of people. Check it out because it's not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 18, 2014

    Sometimes the best thing you can do is just grab a random book and run with it. I went into Dryspell with no clue what it was about and it took until about halfway through the book before I felt like I was starting to get a handle on it. And going through this period of discovery, breakdown and experience of the exploration of what being a superhero is like in this particular world offers a pretty interesting first person perspective. Tom Ferris may not be the most original character, but he's explored in a pretty good way here and it feels like there's so much more to delve into with his life, his past experiences and what's going to happen to him now that he's gotten a taste again, a taste he's managed to avoid for over a year. Definitely worth taking a chance on if you like things that avoid the traditional superhero route and instead focuses on the kinds of realities of it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 6, 2014

    The tone of Dryspell reminds me of that of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos's Alias, both in terms of the writing and the artwork. The central character is a bit broken like Jessica Jones was in Alias, and he's also a formerly super-figure who's retreated into civilian life. I'd be quite surprised if Alias wasn't a major influence on Krekeler, but I must also point out that he's hardly aping that Marvel/MAX private-eye title. I'm just saying that thematically, the two comics share a similar tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 11, 2016

    Usually when a story is hinting at things and not telling me, it frustrates the hell out of me (hey I'm a simple man I like to just know things). In this case the story and art do a great job of using the vagueness to drive the story forward and in this case kept me reading at a breakneck pace.  I bought this in the digital format and the book almost read like an animated film as they did amazing things with the various panes and frames of each page.Bits and Pieces:This was a long number one issue which really sets the scene for the world you've entered and I can't wait to come back for more.  The entire story arc is four issues and can be found on Comixology (issue one is only 99 cents!)  I'd highly recommend it if you're in the mood for that milkshake I mentioned previously and I promise it will be “mickey” free.  (editor's note: Don't believe him!) Read Full Review

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