Writer: James Patrick
Artist: Carlos Trigo
If you have just graduated college and are overwhelmed by everything going on, this book is for you. Hero Hourly #1 is a fantastic entry to a new series that makes light of one of the most stressful time for young adults. The story follows the main character Saul as he graduates college and enters the real world. Saul is king of the world upon graduating college and quickly falls down the recession slope and has to settle for mediocrity. Once hitting mediocrity, Saul settles for a career at Hero Hire.
James Patrick did a fantastic job of creating a character that really relates to target readers. One of the strengths of the script is when Saul translates what people are really saying. Saul is conveying what everyone who was in that position wants to say, and each time he does it is hilarious.
Through James Patrick’s script, Hero Hourly gives off a very comedic theme. Carlos Trigo’s art goes well with the script. It has a strong cartoon feel, which makes a lighthearted book. The book’s layouts were done well and help the reader follow the story easily. The pairing of Alex Sollzzo and Carlos Trigo was a good choice. The colors really help make the art have a happy feel to it.
Hero Hourly was a fun change of pace for readers. Its biggest strength is being relatable, most readers have experienced something that the main character is going through. Hero Hourly takes a concept we all know and love with super heroes, and flips it on its head. Readers should pick up this series and give it a shot.