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is probably the best
of the small scale Silber Media line that I’ve sampled to date. The
rhythm of the text along the scroll at the bottom of the page which
seems to change is still a little on the bland side, but the story
is the most engaging one I’ve seen from Mitchell so far, and Hoang’s
is mostly pleasing to the eye. The hook is simple yet strong, about a
invasion – and we lost. The remaining humans are part of a struggling
movement, and the protagonist attempts to leave the conflict in search
of love. Ultimately, he’s drawn back in by the discovery a mech robot
might be utilized to further the resistance to Martian occupation.
style is relatively simple line art, but is neat and clear, and high on
emotional content. Grade A-.
~ Rick Bradford, Poopsheet Foundation
This book is larger
in size than the other two, and I think I know why. It is to showcase
much more I liked it over the other two. Very solid artwork on each
especially for only being 2.5? squares. Nice detailed work in those
The story is very entertaining and nicely written. A great #1 that
all of it’s major plot points and gets you ready for what is next to
I loved it!
~ Decapitated Dan, From the Tomb
it comes time for a
publisher to have a template of a well produced and detailed, complete
mini-story, Mecha #1 is the one you want. I'm sure all sorts of silly
like "good things come in small packages" have been said about Silber
but this one is definitely true of that phrase.
It starts after the Martians have landed on Earth, continues with an escaped gladiator, and ends with a love story. Strange combination for a good story, I know. It has a Terminator flavoring to it, with the humans vs. Martians and how their war still continues throughout the issue.
The art is black and white line art and makes really good use of the negative space that black creates in a frame. Sometimes it's a little sparse but the story is a simple one and too much detail in the art might ruin the simplicity the author intended. The font is a tiny bit small and could have been a little bigger, but there;s that pesky simplicity thing again.
This comic may be a bit hard to find in stores, but easy to find on the internet. http://www.silbermedia.com/mecha. Check it.
~ Karen Maeda, Sequential Tart
Brian John Mitchell
has some new minis from Silber Media, and a few of them stuck out to me
this time around. First up is MECHA, which is based on an album by
band, Remora. The story, illustrated by Johnny Hoang, is one of
and love, as a young man raised on an Earth conquered by Martians makes
his escape and ultimately tries to find his humanity. This one is
a little larger than the normal micro-minis Mitchell puts out, which
Hoang’s art some space to breathe. Smart move, because it looks pretty
~ Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room
was written by Brian
John Mitchell with art by Johnny Hoang, and it takes place on what
to be a future eartch, where Martians have invaded and subjugated the
race. The protagonist is a man who was raised as a slave, forced to
for the amusement of the martians. He escapes one day, and becomes the
leader of a resistance movement. Just when you think this story is
to be a war story though, Mitchell takes it to a much more personal
The resistance leader falls in love with a woman and leaves the
for a somewhat normal life. Unfortaunately for the new couple, things
work out as planned, but it's not for the reasons you might assume.
~ Brian LeTendre, Secret Identity Podcast