OK, being the first issue there are going to be spoilers included so stop now if you want to be surprised.
While the cover did not initially grab my attention I’m glad that I decided to read Think Tank #1. The first issue mixes the events currently happening around Dr. David Loren with flash backs and security footage of his. Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal put these parts of the story together in a way that lets the reader easily jump into the life of Dr. Loren while still giving an understanding of who he is. He is a genius who works for the military developing weapons and related technologies, and he has grown a conscious.
After dragging his feet for a while the military command has had enough and they give him an ultimatum. Essentially, make something they want or get kicked out. And they will give his only friend the boot to. Dr. Loren decides to go big, but also non-lethal for his next creation. After commanding a few parts he gives it a trial run that turns out to be a huge success from a technical standpoint. However, when the military finds out he has left the facility with proprietary tech then send a squad to retrieve him and it.
I really like the art style in Think Tank. Everything is clean and detailed, and there is a great use of facial expressions to convey people’s feelings about the situations they are in. For a first issue I enjoyed the “voice over” style narrative by the main character that fills in the initial details while allowing the story to start at present times. I’m looking forward to seeing if this prodigy is smart enough to get out of the situation he has gotten himself into with the military in issue #2.