#FridayFirsts: Shutter #1

img_8829Given I am new to the comics universe, I thought it’d be handy to sort through some of the first issues that I pick, what I enjoyed / didn’t enjoy and if I decided to proceed with the series. I’d love to hear what you think too, make sure you hit me up on Twitter – @remotetragic.

I picked up this title from the great crew at Collectors Edge.

I hadn’t heard anything about this comic when I first picked it up, but upon first read I was instantly struck by how captivating the story is and how incredible the illustrations are.

What’s it about?

Kate Kristopher is the daughter of an explorer, from a family of explorers. The story begins as Kate is a young girl with her father exploring the moon on her seventh birthday.

“All worlds are yours now.”

Fast forward to exactly  20 years later, Kate’s 27 and the world has completely changed. She’s not exactly celebrating her birthday, and after meeting with friends, she goes to the cemetery to spend time with her father. Here, the story dramatically changes and the turn of events almost had me leaping out of my seat!


I absolutely loved this comic! The story grabbed me immediately and I was instantly transported into the story. I felt like I was part of this audience, that flowed from each scene naturally and that was incredible. The illustrations, as I mentioned earlier are beautiful. There are full page spreads where just no words are required, the artistry tells the whole story.

I can’t wait to continue the journey with this comic and see where goes. At this time, the story could go anywhere. Two big thumbs up from me!




Do you have any comic recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments below or via my Twitter –@remotetragic.

Comic cover image taken by myself
Other images / gifs sourced from Google.


Sunshine Blogger Award


Thank you so much to Hammy Reviews for nominating me for a Sunshine Blogger Award! This is my very first award, so very exciting! Thank you again!

The Rules:

  1. Post the award nomination on your blog
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  3. Answer 11 questions assigned to you
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers for the Award
  5. Ask 11 questions to your nominees

The Questions:

The Simpsons or South Park?

The Simpsons, for me. It’s such an easy watch and good to have on in the background.

Do you believe in conspiracy theories?

Yes. Yes I do.

The worst film you’ve seen so far this year?

I don’t think I’ve seen enough films this year to adequately answer this. I’m not a huge movie watcher, admittedly!

What’s the worst film you’ve ever seen?

The Lego Movie. Everything was not awesome.

What’s you favourite film adaptation of a book?

Harry Potter series. I think that the casting is on point, the script adaption was awesome and I love that it’s how I envisioned everyone!

Who is your favourite film Batman? Keaton, Bale or Affleck?

I am really enjoying Ben Affleck as Batman! So at the moment, Affleck!

What would be your dream job?

Probably what I do now. I love my job, I love going to work every day.

Do you play any musical instruments?

No. I wish I did though!

Have you ever completed a Rubik’s Cube?

Nope. I always found them to be way to frustrating.

Who’s your favourite director?

I don’t think  I actually have one, I like to judge a film on its merits – casting, script – all those things, I don’t think I look at the director and think, “I will see this movie!”

What would be your favourite film of the 21st century?

Harry Potter series… hands down. LOVE!

My nominations:

  1. Graphic Novelty
  2. Geek Blogger UK
  3. Axis of Action
  4. unbolt
  5. Lethis
  6. Comics Grinder
  7. Dear Reader
  8. Sci Fi Jubilee
  9. So Many Books
  10. Holy Batgirl 
  11. Shimo

My Questions:

  1. Favourite comic book series?
  2. Favourite comic book character?
  3. What is your favourite movie based on a comic series?
  4. Do you have a favourite comic writer?
  5. Favourite quote from a comic book?
  6. Cats or Dogs?
  7. If you recommend any comic or novel to read – what would it be?
  8. If you could adapt any comic series into a movie – what would it be?
  9. What was the last movie you saw?
  10. What was the last comic you read?
  11. If you could have a dinner party with five comic book characters, who would they be?