Not many comics out there has me sitting back and having a complete and total ‘WTF!?’ moment after reading it. But this first issue of Alpha King from Image Comics and written by Brian Azzarello and Nick Floyd has certainly managed to accomplish that! We first get a bit of the future with the Alpha King making a speech after a few of his bunch are in a rather one sided debate about freaking Tolkien of all things. How the Hell a bunch of monster looking fellas even know about Tolkien is beyond me but it certainly makes for interesting reading for damn sure! Afterwards, we get a trip to the past with the Alpha King during his more human days and looking to make himself some ale in a more mod
ern setting. Though who the Rice King is is something that is unclear at this point since our main guy and his girl have no idea what the ‘good’ King’s minions are even on about when they crash things.
And I certainly can imagine they are gonna get a brutal visit from our main guy once he comes across them again! And with the art Simon Bisley is providing here, I can definitely see it being violent! Ryan Brown’s colors even helping the visual along for that matter too! I’m not gonna lie folks, the cover, the book’s title, and even the summary had me interested in checking this out and now I find myself wanting to see even more of this trippy little world Brian and Nick have brought about. Hell, I wonder if Brewer (Our main man the Alpha King himself!) is gonna make more of that ale of his while he’s in the other dimension he inadverdantly found himself in thanks to the Rice King’s minions. No doubt would make for an intensely bloody battle as the Rice King’s bunch tries to go for it!
One thing I’m even curious about is whether or not death seems to actually stick in the world Brewer is in. Since we see him go to town on a few mouthy individuals who ride off in fear of the big guy. Which honestly had me confused with that whole scene until I looked at it for a third time more closely. I don’t know what’s in store next with this series, but I’m certainly interested in seeing what it is! No matter how out there its bound to be! Especially where a certain cat is concerned! So if you’re looking for a brand new ‘WTF!?’ moment and have yet to read this, you should definitely give it a try!
3 Floyds: Alpha King #1
Writers: Brian Azzarello and Nick Floyd
Art: Simon Bisley
Colors: Ryan Brown
Letters: Jared K. Fletcher
Reviewer: Rob Wrecks
Summary: Set a long time ago in a suburb far, far away (Munster, Indiana), Brewer and CiCi are producing a home-brew so distinct that it attracts a monstrous king and his horrid minions from another dimension. Swords are unsheathed, lines are crossed, and sieges are laid for the rise of the Alpha King!