Weather Man #1
Written By: Jody Leheup
Art By: Nathan Fox
Colored By: Dave Stewart
Lettered By: Steve Wands
So how exactly does a man with the manners of a drunk college frat boy not only become a big celebrity for telling the weather on a now colonized Mars but also become a man with a target on his back?
Summary: Meet Nathan Bright, the goofball frat boy acting weatherman on Mars in the year 2770. An unexplained catastrophe happened on Earth, and now the remains of the Human race live The Red Planet, apparently spending their time mourning the death of Earth. Nathan and his annoying yet funny antics on television give a much-needed distraction to the public, thus also a ratings boost for the news network he works for. However, a date he goes on turns out to be a date he may regret, as things not only do not go his way but apparently, his past catches up to him.
I will admit, at first I was afraid I was not going to like Nathan Bright. He reminded me of ever drunk “bro” I knew in college who thought the best way to get dates was to do an impression of Austin Powers. However, I grew to like him after the issue was over. I was also won over by the neck brake pacing of the storytelling. Due to the great writing from Jody Leheup, I never got lost or uninterested in this debut issue, especially when the action sequence kicked into high gear. That combined with a very aesthetically pleasing art design by Nathan Fox, gave us a look and feel that is Bad Runner meets Cowboy BeBop with a dash of Aeon Flux. Like many other recent titles from Image Comics, this is one that grab my attention at the beginning and will be one I highly look forward to down the line