The following is a review of “Taking Flight,” a comic by artist Garry McLaughlin and writer Stephen Sutherland
Simultaneously captivating and entertaining, from the first panels of Taking Flight I knew it was going to be everything a comic should be. TF allows the reader to share in a superhuman’s first leap (literally) into his new abnormal existence. It chronicles the history of the superhero, and then shows us an ordinary guy with extraordinary powers. The concept might sound overdone, but I think Garry McLaughlin does a good job of taking it in different directions than you would expect. The worldview of people with superpowers here, for one thing, is not the norm at all. I hate spoilers in reviews, so I’m going to make you read for yourself. The point isn’t for me to give you the plot; it’s to intrigue you enough to make you find out for yourself. Hopefully I have done that here.