Monday, June 19, 2017
author: Mike Kennedy
average rating: 3.00
read at: 2017/06/19
date added: 2017/06/19
'Hugo Broyler' is a future noir type story about auto racing and organized crime. It's got potential, but feels pretty by the numbers at this point.
Prior to this story, Hugo Broyler has been in an accident. He's a race car driver in static-levitation racing. The doctors put him back together, including an unusual chip in his head. Now Hugo hears voices in his head, and the chip seems to want to take over at the wrong time.
This down on his luck driver gets approached by a man under police supervision to help him out. There may be other reasons that Hugo Broyler has been approached. One might be sitting in his head.
The story is only about half of the 144 pages. Then there is some world building articles, and a roll-playing game based on the racing in the story featuring the world and characters.
The book starts with a race with Hugo against his daughter. She never shows up again, but maybe that's for future issues. The rest of the story feels like a pretty standard noir story. Things aren't what they seem to be. The evil people really are evil. The writing is ok, and so is the art.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Magnetic Press, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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