|KAPTARA #1||IMAGE COMICS|
|ARTIST: KAGAN MCLEOD||WRITER: CHIP ZDARSKY|
|COLOR ASSISTS: BECKA KINZIE||EDITING: THOMAS K|
|PRODUCTION: DREW GILL|
Despite being three words splashed atop the credits page, I think the above image summarizes the goals of Kaptara rather well. It’s a book with ideas epic enough that they require a welcome, but said welcome is brightly colored, skewered and generally wacky-looking. Image already has its fair share of space-based stories (not even just Saga, which Kaptara advertised itself as the gay version of- there’s also Roche Limit, The Fuse, and Southern Cross, plus some I’m probably forgetting), and Kaptara aims to set itself apart by being a lot more fun. It certainly succeeds on that front, but whether that success is seamless or forced depends on which aspect of the book you’re looking at.