The world has been given the Didi Cells by Kennedy Avis. Superpowers are spreading like a virus, and 25% of the population of North America now has abilities beyond anything they once had. Brilliant Trash #6 brings us the story of an assortment of individuals now so gifted.
This begins a new volume and a new era for Brilliant Trash. The old characters are (mostly) gone, and we are presented with a new assortment of figures who will drive the plot forward from here.
It’s an interesting starting point; much of the world suddenly has superpowers that will harm them with continued use. What will they do with it?
The characters are interesting enough. We have a construction worker with magnetic powers, a pensioner with a currently unknown assortment of abilities, a powerless Catholic priest now being asked to look after people with powers, and others. There are a pair of villain characters in the lot, but their motivation is bizarre and shaky at best.
That said, this may be the fresh start Brilliant Trash needs at this point. The first volume was interesting but flawed. This new beginning shows a lot of promise already.
With the new era, we have a new artist for the book in Steve Kurth. His work is less sleek and more highlights the bumps, lumps, and edges a person can have. The style isn’t too far removed from what we’ve seen in Brilliant Trash so far, and it looks quite good. Marco Lesko provides the color art, and the palette changes slightly from character to character. This is a clever visual choice, and it adds a lot to the book.
Brilliant Trash #6 is an intriguing and enjoyable new beginning for the title. It’s a great place to join in, and the story and characters have a lot of promise. The art looks great to boot, and this book earns a recommendation. Check it out.
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