by Victoria Irwin
A New Mexico gas station sets the stage for a group of aliens stranded in the United States of America. BlackStar follows the story of Brian, a messy-haired teen who is accidentally struck with a comet and finds himself with alien powers. Now, Brian must keep himself out of the hands of government officials who want to study him, keep his friends safe and figure out what is happening with his awesome new powers.
Mike Lynch starts the story strong with a group of blue aliens out from I greatly enjoyed Brian’s reaction to kicking a soccer ball through his parents garage door and car. While he is spooked at his new powers, he is seemingly more terrified at the idea of explaining what happened to his parents. This seemed like a very teenage reaction.
Dwayne Moloney’s artwork for the comic starts off strong, seemingly careful depictions of alien’s stranded in New Mexico. Unfortunately, the artwork switches and becomes less like a comic book and more like a weekly internet comic. I would have loved to see more of the original style and better care taken with the remaining art.
BlackStar is distributed by Abandoned Comics and can be purchased from Itunes, Graphicly, or directly from http://www.abandonedcomics.