TekQ

    (Gauntlet, 1992)
™ and © 1992 by Foundation Comics

Gauntlet Comics, a division of the more identifiable Caliber Press, unleashes its latest sci-fi epic TekQ to the comic book masses. As a 24-page, black and white title—with alternating four page backup stories—the book strives to capture the magic of the epic film Star Wars in the pages of a comic book. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.

A solar system spanning tale full of greed, corruption and unchecked technology, TekQ tells the story of a humble gravity technician—an engineer of the Terra Former Corporation—who is mysteriously transformed into a cosmic entity—a living planet, if you will. Avenging the deaths of his wife, daughter and two billion Earth citizens, TekQ uses his awesome powers to turn against his former employers and bring an end to their “out for profit” ways.

What has the potential of becoming a very entertaining science fiction tale gets bogged down with wordy explanations. (Repeat this comic book mantra with me: “Show, don’t tell.”) Over abundant caption and dialogue balloons clutter the page and confuse the reader—the usual left-right, zigzag pattern of reading is completely ignored. But for those willing to dig their way through the heavy verbiage, rest assured that a classic sci-fi epic awaits.

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