The Unbelievable Unteens
Sometimes it’s better not knowing. Just close your eyes and hope that it all goes away. And by “it” I mean the ghost that’s in your apartment. It’s a ghost you had thought you invented for a comic series that you write and draw. Because that’s what beholds our main character Jane Ito in the first issue of Dark Horse Comics The Unbelievable Unteens from Jeff Lemire and Tyler Crook.
By: Dark Horse
Written By: Jeff Lemire
Art, Colors, and Letters by: Tyler Crook
The World of Black Hammer expands again with this new series. Jane Ito is the writer and creator of a superhero comic series. But when one of her creations shows up in her apartment late at night, her idea of what is real and what’s not gets thrown on its head.
First off, if you are a fan of any of the books in the Black Hammer universe then I think this first issue will be 100% your idea of a good time. And if you’re a new reader to the universe and this is the first issue of anything Black Hammer, I still think you will find a great deal of enjoyment in it.
Writer and Black Hammer creator, Jeff Lemire writes with great pace in this issue. He introduces new characters and a very out-there idea that all worked to perfection. I automatically could relate to Jane. I could feel her struggles and I could accept the joy she feels as well. Jane aside, the world we are introduced to was so immersive, and it’s complemented by incredible work from the artist, colorer, and letterer Tyler Crook.
The Unbelievable Unteens Worth Every Penny
Does Crook handle all aspects of what you see on the page, and on that note alone? This issue is worth every penny of your hard-earned bucks. Crook’s work on comics like Harrow County and Colonel Weird (another World of Black Hammer series) are all incredible; the work he puts in here for issue #1 of Unteens is on that same level. Crook does an incredible job of portraying emotion through body language and facial expressions. Along with his letters in this issue, the emotion that Jane delivers is felt through the entirety of the first issue.
By the end of issue #1 of the Unbelievable Unteens, I think you will have enjoyed everything you read, and like me will be hyped to learn what happens next with Jane and her creations. Jane is coming to grips with what her new normal is, and going along for the ride with her I can already tell will be both scary and powerful.