Author: Essay Bee
Start Date: 2009
Genre: Superhero, action, parody
Update Schedule: Tuesdays
Savunn Adams is a nerdy high school student with an obsession with comic books, anime, and Star Wars. One night, while observing a meteor shower with her astronomy club, a freak explosion occurs before the shower, and she gains supernatural powers from an interdimensional entity, becoming the titular hero Fusion.
The alien who fused with her, whose name is hard to pronounce–she calls him Bob–has imbued her with flight and powerful light beams, and he can speak to her telepathically. She’s also aware that she’s a comic book hero; Bob informs Savunn that she’s a popular franchise in alternate universes (but not in her own universe), so she and Bob are able to address the reader through narration.
Over the course of the comic, Fusion has to deal with joining the Stupendous Alliance of Superheroes and her trust with the group (due to reasons I won’t spoil, her relation with the SAS is rocky) and having to deal with villains and other alien beings of Bob’s kind that have inhabited other hosts.
Recommended Age Group: All ages. This comic’s content is clean of language and violence.
The art style is great! It’s very reminiscent of Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe series.
The characters are engaging and diverse, especially the main character, who is instantly likable and energetic.
Fans of comic books and comic-related media will notice tons of references to their favorite series and creators (some are obvious, others not so much). See if you can spot them!
What we see of Savunn’s civilian life is actually quite minimal compared to other superheroes. We never see her adoptive parents (they’re shown in a family picture in her origin story, but beyond that, they’re never seen again), and every time she’s with her friends, the scene feels like a generic buildup that could really be replaced with any scene. All it really serves is for her to hide from view and power up. It just seems like Savunn has no need to concern balancing her civilian life, which is typically a problem for other heroes.
I give this comic a wholehearted recommendation. It’s a great read if you’re a fan of Bruce Timm or comic heroes in general. It’s also age-appropriate if you want to get your kids into comics or if they want a new one to whet their appetites.