Eve Stranger #1
Written by David Barnett
Art by Philip Bond
Colors by Eva de la Cruz
Letters by Jane Heir
A young woman wakes up in a hotel room with no memory of who she is or how she got there. The only thing she knows is that there is a package for her with instructions, a gun and cash. What’s going to slowly dawn on her is that the note was something she wrote herself and it contains all the information that she’s going to need to survive and get to her next job.
After an encounter with a waiter bringing her room service she didn’t order, Eve tries to do the right thing, which is the complete opposite of everything the note is telling her. She goes to the police and gets nowhere. When the letter tells her there is something special about her blood, she goes to the hospital and gets even less help. Eve’s quest to discover who she is will take some unexpected and dangerous turns.
At the same time, another group is attempting to learn the secrets of the organization that employees and dispatches Eve. Unfortunately, their attempts are violently rebuffed. As Eve slowly comes to terms with who and what she is, her next mission looms and the extent of the network surrounding her comes into focus.
David Barnett has crafted an interesting and entertaining premise with this first issue. The characters are written well and with enough intrigue to engage the reader to want to learn more. Eve’s world and backstory are handled smartly with both tension and humor. Definitely an interesting and entertaining first issue that has me interested in seeing where the story goes next.
Philip Bond has some beautifully detailed art throughout this issue and it does a great job of visually grabbing the reader.