Vision Vol 1 “Unsettling and Incredible Read”
Cover Price: $3.99
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Synopsis: Behold the Visions! They’re the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possibly go wrong? Artificial hearts will be broken, bodies will not stay buried, the truth will not remain hidden, and the Vision will never be the same.
Initially when I saw that The Vision was getting a solo book I was indifferent, but once I saw Tom King was the writer and subsequently read the first issue…. I was hooked!! This book takes you on a roller coaster ride trying to figure out what is going on with The Vision and his family.
Vision desperately wants to be human, and to move closer to that reality he goes back into the lab where he was created and decided to create a family. They move to suburban Washington D.C and try to live life as a normal family or as much as possible. Inherently The Vision’s face prejudice because they are different and not understood and it leads to some catastrophic results.
Tom King’s writing has been nothing short of spectacular. This book is a horror, thriller and family book all rolled up in one unique masterpiece of storytelling. The book is narrated and the narration tells an overarching story that gives you context and scope in regards to the actual story the comic is telling you. The word choices and selective dialogue creates and immersive environment that readers get invested in the plot twist and anticipate the next cringeworthy and unexpected moment.
Not gonna fully spoil this book because you need to go read it but, the Vision family is not quite right. There seems to be some issues with their build and it causes them to make poor choices and react irrationally. Ironically that could mean that they are more human than given credit, but their reactions all seem to be accidents but they have terrible and in some cases catastrophic results. Virginia, Vision’s wife and their two children Viv and Vin all have trouble navigating this new found life as everyday people. Virginia commits and act that changes everything in that town and her and the two kids keep it a secret from Vision which causes more chaos in their typically quiet and safe neighborhood.
All in all this is a family drama inside of a thriller/horror movie inside of a Marvel Super Hero Comic. The depth and nuance in this book will keep you on the edge of your seat and I can imagine reading this as a Trade will help because you won’t have to wait a month for the next incredible issue like I did.