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Rage in the Shadows

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Not for me 😔

A lot of room for development and improvement in further issues.

From the moment Rage in the Shadows begins, the reader is thrust into the tumultuous reality of Angelica Garcia, who has been injected with a super serum meant to be a cure-all for every physical ailment. Despite being suddenly gifted with superpowers, Garcia finds out quickly that this same serum will kill her over time. After the kidnapping of her husband and her daughter, Garcia sets out to find an antidote to the serum and to return her family to safety.


I love a good comic book and was excited at the opportunity to snatch the first issue of Rage in the Shadows. While the premise of this comic is interesting, I was surprised by the predictability and lack of depth within the plot. The progression of the story feels like that of a Hollywood action movie, and I finished the comic feeling unsatisfied with what I had read. The pacing of the story is breakneck, and I wonder if a slower development would make time to add details and depth. The characters lacked variation, and I had trouble discerning Angelica from the other villainous jumpsuit-wearing woman. I think additional time spent on design would make characters more interesting and memorable but also help to set them apart from each other.


As a whole, I was disappointed by Rage in the Shadows. I expected more excitement and nuance than what was delivered. This saga could benefit from a more intricate plot, more unique characters, and possibly a change in pacing. Given that it is a series, however, I think there is a lot of room for development and improvement in further issues. 


Rage in the Shadows is an action-based story of revenge, and it could appeal to a very wide audience. Based on the design of the female characters, I would guess an older audience would favor this comic as well. Someone who enjoys high-energy action movies with a science-fiction twist may enjoy this series.

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Synopsis

Federal Agent Angelica Garcia is forcefully injected with an untested, unstable serum designed to cure all ailments within the body. It somehow increased all of her physical abilities to superhuman levels. But to her dismay, she discovers that the same serum that gave her superhuman abilities is also slowly killing her. She goes on a quest to find a cure to her dilemma. Unfortunately, she's sided tracked when she discovers her husband, Dr. Jaime Garcia, the creator of the serum is kidnapped by deadly mercenaries who forces him to make more of the deadly substance to sell on the black market to the highest bidder. To ensure he keeps his word, the mercenaries also kidnap their daughter Christina as leverage.
It's a race against time for Agent Garcia to rescue her family, stop the serum from being distributed on the black market and find a cure before she dies!

About the author

Ralph Henriquez, is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a Bachelor’s degree in Animation and a Certificate in 3D Animation from New York University. Ralph always envisioned having his own comic produced, so in 2018 & 2020, he produced two comic book titles. view profile

Published on October 13, 2020

Published by Amazon Kindle

2000 words

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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