Metaphase #1

Metaphase #1

Writer: Chip Reece Artist: Peter Simeti, Kelly Williams Publisher: Alterna Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
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Ollie, a boy with Down syndrome, wants to have powers just like his superhero dad. The problem? With congenital heart defects, his father has no intention of letting his son get in harm's way. Enter Meta-Makers, a company that promises to give powers to anyone who wants them, an opportunity Ollie can't resist. Will he become the hero he wants to be or will his ambitions lead to the destruction of the person he admires most?

  • 10
    Nerd Rock from the Sun - Trevor Coelho Aug 12, 2015

    There is nothing that I want to change about this book. And my only complaint is that 82 pages of Ollie wasn't enough. I want more, and I want more quickly. The only reason this book gets a perfect ten, is because that's our score cap - if I could, on a scale of ten, I'd give it a twenty. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Plug - Rob Aug 11, 2015

    Overall, this was one of the best comics I've read in a long time. Get ready for feels, laughs, and a new love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Jun 17, 2015

    Chip Reece writes this origin story from experience, as his own son Ollie was born with Down syndrome. Metaphase is a great example of how anyone can rise to the challenge of life and not allow disabilities to define them. And while certain aspects of the storyline could be tighter, I applaud the overall narrative as being both touching and action packed. Kelly Williams' art work is excellent, pulling from his horror genre background to produce truly maniacal power from the villains but reverts to a softer touch when dealing with Ollie and his wish to be super. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Charles Cox Aug 15, 2015

    While some problems detract from the enjoyment of Metaphase, it is easy to let the imperfections be overshadowed by the heart and passion that was obviously poured into this project. Its unique premise, simple art style, and portrayal of a young boy with down syndrome make it a great read. The promise of another issue in the future is icing on the cake. Read Full Review

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