So I read Buster #1 with story and art by Peejay Catacutan. For a local comic that's trying to make an explosive debut, I'm a little disappointed at the rather generic sounding title. 'Buster' makes me think of Megaman or a pet name. But then 'Star Wars' and 'Firefly' isn't exactly super impressive sounding for a sci-fi franchise anyhow.
The plot is another future war fought with a small band of rebels but they have a secret non-weapon. It's actually pretty impressive that the name isn't used but, I swear I will throw a mini fit if this becomes a Doctor Who thing, haha. Kidding. What if the twist is they actually revived Manny instead? The scheme is pretty idealistic but I'm pretty sure the heroes have more rabbits up their sleeves. Was surprised that they're not local folks either and that it's part of the plot.
Art-wise, the dozer makes a reference to the Matrix but the figures aren't as hella tight as they could be. There's some loose, rough depictions that used to be synonymous with local indie artwork some years before so it could be a stylistic choice.
Wasn't too keen on the flight combat finale, even though Swat Kats creators were name dropped as the villain. It was a little hard to follow. The ship they use could have had a more exciting design but perhaps there's change or augmentation to come.
Is this an ongoing or a miniseries? Not much info is given. No email address but an actual location of Chopsoy comics is addressed instead. I suppose Twitter and Instagram would be how these Buster rebels would keep track of their contacts. Let's see what's to come next.