REVIEW: 'Finger Guns' #1 by Justin Richards, Val Halvorson, and Rebecca Nalty
Two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah... and chaos. So much chaos.
FINGER GUNS #1
Writer: Justin Richards
Artist: Val Halvorson, Rebecca Nalty
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Publisher: Vault Comics
Release Date: February 26, 2020
Cover Price: $3.99
Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
QUICK REVIEW: Finger Guns #1 introduces us to two teens who discover they have the power to change people’s emotions by merely “shooting” them with their finger guns. It's an interesting superpower but the real strength of this debut is the relatable and grounded aspects of these kids' lives. Each with their own family troubles, the two find a kinship that feels magnetic and essential. It's the type of storytelling that transcends genres. It's a story of human yearning for friendship and understanding that has gone neglected. The superpowers, while clever, is just the common attribute that drives these two characters together. The art is beautifully and clearly illustrated by Val Halvorson and Rebecca Nalty. Finger Guns is a fantastic debut that is both wondrous and melancholy full of heart and imagination.