Heroes. Heroes EVERYWHERE.
Like gaming comics, superhero comics are very common, though they tend to be more print comics than webcomics. Its follows then, that there are a lot of tropes surrounding the genre, and very little originality. Both of these facts combine to make it difficult to find a comic that is original and good. Blue Yonder may not be incredibly original, but its still good.
The biggest thing this comic has going for it is the fact that it feels current, instead of a couple of decades out of the times, like many superhero comics. The tech. level is very close to modern day, the areas have the right balance of grime and chrome to feel current, and there is even the occasional modern reference (like Lady Gaga or Justin Beiber) thrown in. The art style is good, but its just in the upper bound of not distracting. Its good, but it doesn’t bring focus onto it, for better or for worse. The heroes are believable, and quite often funny, but can tend a bit towards tropes. It’s always funny seeing gangbangers run at the sight of a little old lady though
The main problem for this comic however, is the fact that it is written for our times. Superman and Batman comics tend to have a timeless feel about them, where as Blue Yonder is going to have a lot of strange quirks to it when its viewed in a couple of years. The references are funny, and well placed, but they are going to date the comic to a heavy degree. If this comic survives past the 5-year mark (a big milestone for comics), then reading through the archives is going to be a bit of a trip into the histroy of the past years, which I believe will detract from the comic.
Overall a good comic, I’d suggest reading what’s on now, but if you’re seeing this review after 2010, its most likely best not to read the archives.
Rating: (3 1/2 stars)