I was out with a good friend of mine the other night, who got to talking about one of his co-workers who he labeled a right-wing conspiracy nut.
“This guy talks about UFOs and the Illuminati, all that stuff,” my friend told me. I smiled at him.
“Hey man, I listen to conspiracy theory radio everyday at work. Don’t get me started on the moon landing.” My buddy gave me a once over and started laughing.
“I didn’t know that about you!”
Yup, I love me a good conspiracy. Makes sense then, that I loved the first issue of Hoax Hunters, the new Image comic from Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley.
We’ve talked about Hoax Hunters a few times on the site, most recently in an interview JP Fallavollita and myself did with Moreci, Seeley and JM Ringuet on issue 0 of the series (read it here). In stores now is the first issue proper, which puts us smack dab in middle of swampland as the Hoax Hunters team seek to film their reality tv show while also covering up the truth of what might be out there. I’m not going to give away any real plot, since part of the books charm is uncovering the tale.
Great art from Axel Medellin and strong storytelling from Moreci and Seeley is what you’ll find in this first issue of Hoax Hunters. Even better, the creators aren’t spoonfeeding you the typical origin story first, get to know everybody. Instead, as you read, you realize the characters have a backstory that’s being hinted at, one that will undoubtedly come to light as the series continues, giving all of us more reason to keep on reading.
Hoax Hunters Issue 1 is in stores now and available via the ComiXology app. As well, next Wednesday Michael Moreci will be our special guest for our Biff Bam Popcast, where we’ll talk Hoax Hunters, Comic-Con 2012 (where Moreci is right now), conspiracy theories and much more! For more Hoax Hunters goodness, check out the official website here.