Another new title from Red 5 Comics, Abyss, is created by Kevin Rubio and Alfonso Ruiz. Abyss starts out with good, old fashioned, superhero action. We are thrown into the privileged world of Eric Hoffman, son of the world’s greatest super villian, ABYSS. ABYSS (or Raifer) faked his own death and left his 17 year old son in control of his muti-billion dollar corporation, his secret underground lair and his robot, R.E.D.S. Unfortunately for Eric, his father also left behind a horrible reputation that Eric has chosen to redeem by morphing ABYSS into a superhero. He sets out to look for people in need, using R.E.D.S and all of his father’s high tech weaponry to prove himself.

Not all of his new superhero buddies are so eager to welcome the new kid into the party. Eric is faced with some criticism and a general lack of respect from Mr Magic, who cuts him down and forces him to question himself. He looks to a friend, Blair Butler, aka Quiver, to help him find his purpose and figure out if he’s got what it takes to call himself a “superhero”.

Abyss is a colorful and fun peek into the life of a young billionaire trying to make right with the world for his father’s evil deeds. The story is funny and charming, slightly goofy at times and just a good, classic superhero adventure. Issue #1 leaves us anticipating family secrets and the possibility of a taboo love affair developing.

I’m excited to see where this one goes and looking forward to what I think will be a nicely rounded story.

Abyss: Family Issues #1 is available now from Red 5 Comics.