Sinergy #1 REVIEW: 6/10. Domestic violence and a deplorable father are problematic | Newsarama

Sinergy #1 (Published by Image Comics; Review by Draven Katayama; ‘Rama Rating: 6 out of 10): This is one of the stranger premises in current comics: Jess is a soon-to-be college hockey player who has sex for the first time, and immediately receives the ability to see monsters. There is a problematic, unsettling scene of domestic violence where Jess’ dad grabs Jess’ mom’s face. Michael Avon Oeming creates an odd predicament: Jess is poised to be mentored by her dad about this supernatural realm, but so far he is a wholly reprehensible character. Oeming and Taki Soma’s art juxtaposes colors starkly, with seafoam green faces set against orange hair. The inset panels revealing characters’ monster appearances contrasted with their human selves is a creative effect. This is a visually interesting debut of a relatable protagonist and a deplorable father.