Creators: Brendon Fletcher (Black Canary, Batgirl of Burnside), Cameron Stewart (Batgirl of Burnside), and Babs Tarr (Batgirl of Burnside)
Publisher: Image Comics
Contains: Issues 1-5
Rating: Teen and Up; For specific content warnings, go to bottom of review
About: Domino Swift is a hot-head, rockie racer keen on winning this years World Grand Prix. When she isn’t training for the big event, she’s doing Cannonball, a brutal and highly illegal racing circuit. The prize: the valuable engine-stimulant known as Crush. While being caught could end her career, she has to keep racing the Cannonball to make it to the WGP… and to stay alive.
Writer Brendon Fletcher teams up with Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart to deliver a high octane, sci-fi comic unlike any other. The creators craft a vibrant world full of dynamic artwork and color, intriguing technology, and avid racing culture. With a cast of awesome characters and thrilling action sequences, Motor Crush will make you keep you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages.
The biggest strength of this comic is its unique approach to racing stories. Having Domino ride in the limelight and on the streets gives her an interesting double life that’s rife with dramatic tension. Technology plays a crucial role in this race-centered city, especially the tricked out bike and eponymous “Crush”. Crush is the steroids of motorcycles; it pushes them to the max in both speed and power. But things get weird when people use it. The average person can’t handle the drug, resulting their painful and gruesome demise. Certain characters can ingest the stimulant safely and are gifted with super human speed and temporal jumping. With a drug like this, the story is bound to go to some strange and interesting places and it will be a real treat to see where, and when, it takes us.
Would I recommend it?
If you’re a fan of movies like The Fast and the Furious and Mad Max: Fury Road or the cyperpunk genre, this one of a kind comic is a great fit for you!
Warnings: Action violence, gang violence, car chases and crashes, brief gore, drug use.