Seven Secrets #1
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artists: Danielle Di Nicuolo & Walter Baiamonte
Seven Secrets is a book full of intrigue and… well secrets.
Tom Taylor and Danielle Di Nicuolo have come together to craft a massively interesting debut to their story. The characters are instantly fascinating and rather charismatic, giving readers someone to hook onto. I don’t want to give much away, but Seven Secrets puts the spotlight on two agents in some sort of secret order. A new threat is infiltrating their ranks, putting their existence at risk, and watching the beginning of their potential collapse is wildly entertaining.
Taylor’s script is wordy, giving Seven Secrets #1 tons of exposition and character development. The characters feel new and unknown, but they also seem to be familiar. By the end of the first issue, the reader will at least have a small connection with agent duo. The issue is full of mystery and intrigue, and there is a lot about the characters and the organization that readers don’t know about. Taylor doesn’t hold the reader’s hand and relies on their patience and interest in learning about this world slowly. It’s not the easiest read, but readers won’t be able to look away.
Part of the reason why it is so hard to look away from Seven Secrets #1 is Danielle Di Nicuolo’s art. The characters appear to be constantly in motion, with solid poses and realistic proportions filling the pages. All of the action looks great, and the characters faces are full of emotion. Walter Baiamonte’s colors breathe extra life into the art, with palettes that enhance the action in the panels.
Seven Secrets #1 is a strong debut that manages to hook readers without giving away its secrets. Tom Taylor, Danielle Di Nicuolo, and Walter Baiamonte all make this an issue worth checking out.