There is a lot to like about this first issue of Zodiac Starforce, the first and I think main point is that the creators are not treating their audience like infants. This is a starting issue that leaves us with questions about the teams past, present and future. This kind of dropping you into the story can leave readers confused but I think the story overall strikes a nice balance. The main focus is getting the team back together to fight a new threat in the shape of other dimension nasties.
From the looks of things this will be a generally bright and shiny book, there are though a few touches of darker tones which really stand out when put against the general brightness of the images. I liked these touches as it felt like a surprise when they occurred and works as a great storytelling device.
Now this series may not be for everyone but it certainly has the characteristics of a fun romp through dimensions in the pursuit of protecting earth, there is though a touch of pain in this issue that offers something different. If we are able to get a glimpse of the team's struggles in real life as well as within their Starforce duties then this could be an intriguing series.
Review Originally appeared in 5 Singles and a Trade for August 26th 2015