In Review: Creed #1 (of 4) – The Next Round

Ten years after the events of the blockbuster Creed III, Amara Creed is on her own path, stepping outside her father Adonis Creed’s shadow and training like there’s no tomorrow.
Creed

Synopsis: Ten years after the events of the blockbuster Creed III, Amara Creed is on her own path, stepping outside her father Adonis Creed’s shadow and training like there’s no tomorrow. But when her division opponents no longer present a challenge, Amara’s drive will have her following in her father’s footsteps, going underground.

 

The Story

Picking the story up ten years after the events of Creed III. Adonis Creed’s daughter is trying to follow in her father’s footsteps. But is getting frustrated by her father holding her back from being able to find out just how good of a Boxer she is. To that end. Amara who was born deaf gets a tip-off from her friend about some underground fights and decides to give it a go. Things take on an interesting turn when Amara is challenged by another up-and-coming fighter called Jamie Pearce who has had 15 wins by knockout and is a golden gloves champion. But just as Amara and Jamie start to fight. Amara’s father comes in and stops the fight.

Feeling discouraged and frustrated by her Father’s overprotectiveness. Amara goes to another member of the Creed family and asks them to train her.

 

The Artwork

Wilton Santos does a solid job with the artwork and does a pretty good job of capturing the likenesses of Adonis Creed and Bianca Creed really well. However, it is the boxing training sequences and boxing sequences that the artist really goes to town on. The way in which they drew the fights really captures the mix of brutality and artistry of Boxing. The sequence of the underground fight is particularly well done.

 

Overall

Writer LaToya Morgan launches Amara Creed’s story with a killer punch. I really liked how this writer dealt with the balancing act of commenting on Amara and Bianca’s disability without being condescending about it. Seeing Bianca and Adonis working together on their media business is a natural progression of what we saw in the last movie. And seeing Bianca written well and as the strong woman that she is in the films is a relief to see. Given that there are probably countless ways in which a lesser writer could have messed up this aspect of Bianca’s character. I also loved how well the relationship between Bianca and Amara was depicted and look forward to seeing how all the relationships in this series evolve over the next few months.

Overall. A great read and who is to say that a movie series about Amara Creed could not be a thing in the future? I certainly would not bet against it.

 

9.5
Creed #1 (of 4) - The Next Round
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.0
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

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