It’s always good to see creators try something new—or at least, something that hasn’t been done in a while. And that appears to be the case with ‘Dancer,’ the new Image Comics series that debuts this May.
Written by Nathan Edmondson (Olympus, Who is Jake Ellis?) and illustrated by Nic Klein (Viking), ‘Dancer’ centers on a character named Alan Fisher. Fisher has to confront his past, all while trying to keep himself and an unintentional Ballerina named Quinn, who is pulled into Fisher’s problems. The two must flee their pursuer though the heavily shadowed streets of Milan.
“Nic and I have sought to evoke the feel and vibe of the classic spy feature–like The Man Who Came in from the Cold or The Conversation, and tie that into a modern-day thriller comic,” said Edmondson. “So DANCER has a spiraling, complex darkness in it punctuated with all the firepower of a high-octane thriller.
“We wanted to offer a book unlike anything we could find on the bookshelves,” Edmondson continued, and the character of Quinn is at the heart of that difference. “At the crux of it all is a vibrant, strong-willed ballerina. She adds a visual and psychological motif to the story and it is through her that we can understand the lead characters in this story.”
See—different. Classic spy meets modern-day thriller. It has promise. Or it’s at least worth a look.
‘Dancer’ hits shelves in May.