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REVIEW: 'Motor Crush' #8 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr

'Motor Crush' gets a soft reboot as Domino gets thrust two years into the future, her professional racing career in shambles, her ex-girlfriend Lola has moved on, her dad is a mob enforcer, and the drug she needs to survive Crush has been taken off the streets. Time is running out and along with gang leader Cal there may be one chance to get her next fix.


MOTOR CRUSH #8

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr
Artist: Cameron Stewart
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 29, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Domino used to be on top of the world challenging for a racing title, winning plenty of Crush by secretly street-racing, and her off-again romance with Lola was on again. Over the course of the series, her life has gotten out of control and the once confident star is desperate for survival. It's been a whirlwind and sort of a rebooting of the series by going away from the race circuit and its competitors. Writers Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart have shifted the story towards Domino's addiction to Crush and restoring the relationships in her life. Issue 8 turns into a heist caper and that makes better use of the supporting characters like Cal and Lola. Although, Lola has moved on so her obvious jealousy at seeing Domino with Cal (totally platonic at this point) seemed odd. Fletcher and Stewart have opened up the storytelling with this new direction in its next arc.

Babs Tarr is the fuel that makes the engine run with dynamic, cartoonish, and visceral art. She provides just the energy and visual pizazz 'Motor Crush' needs to keep the story fresh and exciting. The chase scenes are a blast but her character designs are unapologetically sexy and expressive. This is Tarr's world covered in neon pinks and purples making it unlike anything else in comics.

'Motor Crush' #8 is a welcoming new chapter in the series that makes it accessible for new readers to jump on. The time warp and new dangers downsize the cast members with a more intimate and focused approach with exciting new potential. It's a fun read but buy it to see Tarr's amazing art.

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