REVIEW: ‘The Osiris Path,’ Issue #1

Reading Time: 3 minutes

The Osiris Path #1 is published by Behemoth Comics, written by Christian Moran, Corey Kalman, and Brockton McKinney. Art is done by Walt Barna, with Justin Greenwood creating the comic’s cover and Daniel Arruda Massa on lettering. The Osiris Path #1 follows archaeologist Dr. Alexander Hancock recruited by a covert military space program and shipped to the far side of the moon in 1980.

While reading this issue, I could feel strong comparisons with Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider type vibes. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this comic. We see Dr. Hancock on a ship with a crew that barely talks to him, transferring him to another ship, as he continues to talk to himself and ask questions when he knows he’s not going to get answers. He then arrives at a secret base on the moon and greeted by a friendly face and more questions.

Moran, Kalman, and McKinney do a great job writing this adventurous issue despite the tedious panels when characters interact with one another. Most comics, I’m able to breeze through due to characters saying a thing or two in a manner of two speech bubbles. However, in this issue, it can feel like reading a wall of text at times. Despite this, Massa on lettering makes the reading fun, distinguishing speech when characters are in different environments. For example, when they’re indoors, letterboxes are connected but when in space suits, the boxes are slightly disconnected, just like when speaking through a communicator.

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The art by Barna is really good. For a space adventure, colors are bright and stand out. I also love the distinct look of the characters of this space team and how Moran, Kalman, and McKinney breathes life into each character’s personality. Most first issues I don’t have a favorite character(s) but I am hoping to see Yamato and Schoch shine. Both are scientists in their own fields. Toward the end of the issue, the action picks up and we meet the antagonists of our ragtag team. The few panels showcasing the action are over the top and desperate as if ripped from an action film itself. With what goes on and the weapons used you question how is this happening in the 1980s, but are excited about what other tricks the creative team has up their sleeves and how they’ll work, all while sticking to the timeline presented.

The Osiris Path #1 mixes themes of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and space exploration that blends together for a fun adventure. Although our main character does not shine in this issue, it will be an interesting ride to see how he develops and if he breaks out of his confused and dumbfounded archaeologist role. Not much is said about the stories antagonist but being shrouded in mystery, it is one I am excited to see uncovered.

The Osiris Path #1 is available on the Behemoth Comics website.

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TL;DR

The Osiris Path #1 mixes themes of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and space exploration that blends together for a fun adventure. Although our main character does not shine in this issue, it will be an interesting ride to see how he develops and if he breaks out of his confused and dumbfounded archaeologist role. Not much is said about the stories antagonist but being shrouded in mystery, it is one I am excited to see uncovered.