One for a young Deadline kind of audience, this. Preceding the beginning of the story proper, seven pages of visually pleasing but indulgent 'character development' (disguised as youthful, inane, quip-fueled banter) redundantly opens proceedings. Ironically, page 8 offers set-up enough, page 9 the story trigger, and only then do momentum and anticipation build as three Spaced-like friends investigate a Satanic cult and make a startling discovery before the tale lamely fizzles out. The cartooning of writer/penciller Simon Perrins and inker Andrew Livesey is Ilya-like lovely, boasting a flawless sequential story-telling; and suitable computer lettering is competently applied to complete the visual polish. With a half-hearted 'director's commentary' thrown in, it's all likeable, vacant hokum. (That needs grabbing by the shoulders and thorough shaking!)
Colour cover, 36 A5 pages, £1.50 - available from Smallzone.