S.H.O.O.T. First #1

CoverOct 2013 | Dark Horse

Writing: Justin Aclin
Art: Nicolas Daniel Selma
Colour: Marlac
Cover: Nicolas Daniel Selma

Part One: The Bottle Jinn

Religion is a lie. All the things which people have believed are just fuel for outsiders that use humanity’s blind faith to fuel their own power. With science winning, they plan to bring the prophecies they’ve seeded for thousands of years to bear. Enter S.H.O.O.T., humanity’s only defence against these paranormals.

This was quite good. Weird in the beginning and as far as concepts go, but as it went on, my interest rose. Many years ago I ran a campaign which followed this thread, but a bit more basically. Players made characters devout of faith and proceeded tumbling through the downward spiral called truth.  The truth that the beings of their faiths were nothing more than manipulative planars, as it were. I used Call of Cthulhu 5th edition as my engine. It was set in the 40s, and it did involve varying degrees of sanity loss from revelations the characters had and struggling against their indoctrination and dogma. It was a fun game, and this comic takes things further giving us an organization to fight these supernatural creatures.

Add this to my TV show want list. Seriously. This would be good, too.

It seems this may have a much deeper story within it, too. We have a little boy playing with his action figures who asks his mother, the field team leader, what happens after death. She knows Heaven is a lie, but she doesn’t tell her son anything. Her mom asks her why she doesn’t just tell him about heaven and she’s against telling him something that isn’t true. It’s an interesting position to be in, nevermind what happened at the end of this book.

We also have Infidel, an alleged N.A.T.O. translator who visited a mosque to tell God if he really existed, he didn’t want anything to do with him because of how much evil is in the world. I’m very interested in him especially with what got revealed about him.

This is getting scribbled onto my pull list.

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