Outer Orbit reads rather a bit like a science-fiction take on filmmaker Guy Ritchie's storytelling style from Snatch or Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The pace is frenetic, and the tone is zany, intense and never serious despite excessive violence and gratuitous sexuality. The odd-couple riff with the two main characters we meet in the opening scene is quite effective and entertaining, but the storytelling gets a bit difficult to follow at times. However, it's not the creators' use of flashbacks that's dizzying, but the topsy-turvy action sequences that don't include enough dialogue to inform the reader of what's going on and why The dark, angular style in the artwork suits the over-the-top qualities of the personalities and the plot quite well, and I'm impressed that there's a visual consistency throughout the issue despite Howard and Murphy's decision to trade off art duties for specific scenes. The stereotypically sexual design for the fierce female figure who appears later in Read Full Review
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