Story & Creator: J. T. Krul | Illustrations: Alex Konat | Inks: Jon Bolerjack | Colors: John Starr | Letters: Josh Reed | Editors: Vince Hernandez and Frank Mastromaudro | Design and Production: Mark Roslan and Peter Steigerwald | Publisher: Aspen MLT
What Is It About?
Connor takes on Malcolm and Ian in the mind of one of the programmers in an attempt to stop them from finding the codes that may be stored in her mind.
Mindfield continues to be an extremely face-paced story that has all of the excitement and entertainment of a big Hollywood summer blockbuster. Every issue has seamlessly flowed from one to the next and only amping up the tension as you read page after page.
J.T. Krul has really crafted a sharp story about a covert team of psychics that are learning that they may not be the only ones with their abilities. What I find even more enjoyable is that while there is a lot of action in this series, there is a good sense of whom these characters are and why they react to situations like they do. Krul has a keen ability to add those moments, some show up in a line here or there while other moments are sprawled out across several pages, to get readers to connect to the lead characters.
The opening sequence of this issue take a look back at a tragic moment in Connor’s life that he had no control over, but still haunts him. Conner is easily the one most readers connect to and try to figure out how he does what he does without going mad. I think that kind of connection is needed for readers, and it’s good to see that Krul is doing this so early on in this series.
The art in this book continues to be strong, and it has been enjoyable to watch Konat do some really interesting things with the scenes knowing that the main characters are all psychics. I think the coloring provided by John Starr really pushes Konat’s art to that next level, and really provides a vibrant book that is very appealing to look at.
The cliffhanger ending to this issue is one that makes a lot of sense leading in to the next issue thanks to the events in this issue. Connor’s figured some stuff out and knows that there’s a much bigger picture than the one he thought he was already a part of. What will be interesting is to see where things go from here, and I’m really looking forward to seeing it play out.
J.T. Krul is doing some great work over at DC Comics with Green Arrow and Teen Titans, but I think seeing what he can do with his own characters is really where you see his writing skills and creativity reach new heights. I highly recommend checking out Mindfield!