Cover image for Motor crush. Vol. 1 / creators, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr ; colors and production assistant, Heather Danforth ; lettering, Aditya Bidikar.
Title:
Motor crush. Vol. 1 / creators, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr ; colors and production assistant, Heather Danforth ; lettering, Aditya Bidikar.
ISBN:
9781534301894
Publication Information:
Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2017.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Title from indicia.

"Originally published as Motor crush #1-5."
Abstract:
Welcome to beautiful Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world. It is the home of the prestigious World Grand Prix, the illegal street race The Cannonball, and the racer caught between both of them, Domino Swift. Domino is one of the best racers on any circuit. By day, she competes for fame and fortune in the WGP. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting machine stimulant known as Crush.
Audience/Reading Level:
Rated Teen plus (T+).
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Summary

Summary

The team behind the critically-acclaimed revamp ofBatgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, DominoSwift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league.By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possessionof a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting "machinenarcotic" known as Crush.

Collectsissues 1 through 5.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The creative team behind a successful Batgirl run reunite for the thrilling story of foxy motorcycle racing phenomenon Domino Swift. She competes in the prestigious World Grand Prix by day, and at night she battles rival bikers in an ongoing conflict over Crush, a valuable and rare engine-boosting stimulant. This series, a spiritual successor to Speed Racer's rubber-burning mayhem, is packed with fun characters, visceral high-speed action, romance, and a general sense of unbridled action. The whole package is worthy of note, and Stewart and Tarr's art really grabs the reader by the eyeballs. It's heavily animation-influenced and practically leaps off the page. A number of comics have attempted to evoke the edge-of-your-seat allure of racing combined with a strong narrative; most have come up short, but this must-read gem makes it work. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

In the futuristic city of Nova Honda, motorbike racer Domino Swift competes in legal and extralegal competitions that pit overhyped celebrity riders against one another, on bikes souped up with a contraband accelerant dubbed "Crush." A skilled rider, Dom confronts a mystery: her own body requires the dangerous Crush drug to live normally. Why is her adopted father hiding her heritage, and who are her mysterious pursuers? The creative team of Fletcher (Black Canary), Cameron Stewart (Batgirl of Burnside), and Babs Tarr (Batgirl) crafts sassy dialog incorporating subculture neologisms as well as well--developed characters-especially Dom; her dad, Sully; and techie genius Lola, Dom's former girlfriend. Brilliantly colored visuals create Dom's world as glam-hipster with an anime vibe. High-tech, race-related video readouts overlay panels, while action sequences seem to vibrate on the page. Lola's pale softness and extravagant pink hair complement Dom's dark intensity. VERDICT Lovers of action manga and anime will seize upon this, while art comics buffs will admire the dramatic design interplay of the rosy coloring, the lettering, and the extreme sports sequences.-MC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.