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Title Corrective Measures (TPB)
Publisher Name: Arcana Comics
Writer: Grant Chastain
Art: Fran & Jay Moyano
$14.95, 76 pages, Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP - Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.
Corrective Measures follows the path of Jason Brody, a former military officer-turned-correctional captain, and his decision to accept a job transfer out of Stateville Prison in Joliet.
His new surroundings? San Tiburon Federal Correctional Institution, a maximum security penitentiary just off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. San Tiburon is home to 185 superpowered criminals, all serving sentences of varying lengths for metacrimes against humanity. It is the only facility in the world rated to handle these types of prisoners... and its technological construction is a modern-day marvel of engineering.
Soon after arriving, Jason finds himself thrust into a powder-keg of lies, deception, and intrigue, as he struggles to come to terms with the inhabitants -- and caretakers -- of the prison. And despite his best intentions... every step and every decision leads him further down a darkened path of no return.
Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster."
Welcome to San Tiburon. We hope you enjoy your stay.
Where do super villains go when the good guys catch 'em? Well they go to San Tiburon Federal Correctional Institution of course. Wow that was definitely a mouthful, maybe they should just rename it to "Super Jail". Nah....
Corrective Measures is the HBO show Oz on steroids... errr superpowers as it were. Not a whole lot of super powers are actually used in the title though as a result of the restraining necklaces that the inmates wear to nullify their powers and provide a little shock treatment if the occasion arises.
All in all, the book was good. The art was well drawn and the storyline was decent. The title is geared toward more of an adult audience, with an abundance of swearing and racist comments from inmates or prison guards, etc and probably not something you want your kid reading, but you probably wouldn't let your kid watch Oz either... doesn't mean it ain't worth the read. It's interesting to see how Chastain takes on touchy subjects like racism yet can still make you laugh at witty comments thrown into the conversations.
It's pretty apparent that the Warden of Tiburon and the assistant Warden are up to something, but it ends before we find out exactly what. I thought it a little strange to build that part of the storyline up without it coming to a conclusion or at least find out what they're up to by the end of the TPB, but I guess they want us to come back for more and maybe we'll see what happens in future installments. If you liked Oz though, this is probably the book for you.