No other form of comic book literature has made me despise a comic so much. Not only because of its bad writing and bad artwork, but also because of the fact that it is a work of plagiarism by the son of a celebrity that somehow got accepted and sold by an official comic book publisher back in the year 2009 (it did however, thankfully get called out for plagiarism afterwords, and is no longer continuing). The comic that I am talking about is Incarnate. Created, written, and illustrated by Nick Simmons (the son of former rock star Gene Simmons).
Incarnate has a story that (for the most part) is ripped-off from Kouta Hirano’s Hellsing, and the artwork (for a majority of the time) consists of panels that are traced from Tite Kubo’s Bleach (one of the panels even looks like it was traced from Deadman Wonderland), and a lot of characters have designs copied from Bleach, Hellsing, and even Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece (at least for one character).
The writing in Incarnate feels like nothing more than poorly written fan fiction as the characters don’t have very good development to them, and the dialogue is simply terrible.
The artwork is very juvenile looking as sometimes, the characters will look very disproportionate and inconsistent by having arms and/or legs that are much longer than they already looked before in previous panels, and the females characters have bodies that are way too skinny. The way the characters look and the manga-like art style in general also doesn’t fit the tone of Incarnate (at least in my opinion). The only good things that I can say about the art are that the backgrounds are okay to look at, the coloring by Brian Buccellato and Dami Digital is very vibrant and clear, and Matt Dalton did a solid job inking over Nick Simmons’s pencils.
While this doesn’t have anything to with the story and art, the cover art for all 3 issues by Jo Chen is amazing to look at, and is actually much better drawn than the interior art (especially since it isn’t traced from anything).
After all that I can say about Incarnate, it is a comic that I recommend never reading, and never spending money on as it is both poorly written and drawn, and contains numerous acts of plagiarism that are unforgivable.
I give Incarnate 1/5 Stars, and Two Thumbs Down.