Advance Review: ‘Mega Centurions: Mega No More’ #1 Goes Far

by Benjamin Hall


‘Mega Centurions’ asks the question: What happens to heroes after they finally defeat the bad guys? Cassie, Reggie and Thad are having to answer this very question. Will they be stuck in their respective ruts forever, or will a blast from their collective past change things?


Writer/co-creator Jon Parrish creates a very strong script. There is a great balance between leading the readers through set-up and letting the readers learn on their own. Though the latter gets an assist from certain tropes familiar to fans of franchises like Power Rangers and Voltron (Power Rangers Time Force [2001]; Voltron [1984-1985]). However, it also succeeds thanks to not going for a standard take, or in this case a deconstruction, of the inspirations. Instead we actually see a balancing act between deconstruction and a standard take. It is also worth mentioning that the dialogue is very realistic.

Mega Centurions: Mega No More #1 (2022) cover art by artist Dexter Wee and colors by colorist Kate Caravajal

Production Designer Sean Callahan does a fantastic job with making the cover text pop. This is particularly notable with the multi-dimensional look of the creative credits on the cover. Also the creative credits and cover logo have a slick shine that should make the comic stand out to physical buyers. When it comes to the interior lettering Docolomansky does a great job with positioning and sizing. For example Docolomansky suggests believable chang

Artist/co-creator Dexter Wee does amazing with most of the facial expressions. Yet, there is one exception early on that fails due to an apparent lack of lips. Despite this Wee creates some of the best independent comic book characters this reviewer has ever seen. Their respective proportions and overall designs are extremely consistent and realistic. As for the cover it is indicative of the two styles Wee employs to, among other things, differentiate time frames. Colorist Kate Caravajal assists with this by using duller colors for one style and brighter for the other. Without Caravajal’s choice of color palettes it is very possible Wee’s two styles would not work as in vocal volume via the sizing, and occasional bolding, of the text. If there is one downside to Docolomansky’s work it is not having a box around very select bits of text. Without these specific boxes a reader may miss reading these bits of text.

Mega Centurions: Mega No More #1 comes out on June 29th, 2022 from Scout Comics.

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