Shake the Lake and all the images you see in this review are owned by North Air Entertainment
Written by Zach Block and Machi Block
Illustrated by Diego Lopez Mata and Andrea Lopez Mata
If you’re interested in purchasing this digital comic, you can do so on Amazon!
Well THIS is certainly something new! The good people at North Air Entertainment reached out to The Reviewers Unite to see if we were interested in reviewing the first volume of their graphic novel that they just released! I’m very honored that we’ve been given the opportunity to check this out and to give our thoughts on it! Still, despite North Air Entertainment being SUPER cool about doing this, I will always do my best to be honest and convey my true opinion on whatever it is I’m reviewing. So then; is Shake the Lake the start of an interesting independent comic book series, or will this get lost in the endless sea of self-published works flooding the Amazon marketplace? Let’s find out!!
This first volume is here to set up the relationship between our five main characters; Callun, Joe, Jake (also known as Woog), Zach, and… Zach’s little brother. I can’t find a place where they call him by name, so I’m gonna go with Zach Jr. The presumed leader of the group (Callun) is the one we follow throughout the story who seems to be stuck in a rut in his life. He’s partying all the time, doesn’t have a job, and doesn’t have much drive to accomplish anything accept catching mad air on his wakeboard with his friends. All that changes however when he loses the lake house (who knew landlords would be so touchy about loud parties and property damage?) and his girlfriend dumps him. No one else in the crew seems to be doing much better, so the five of them decide to blow this Popsicle Stand and see if Zack and Zack Jr’s uncle Bill in Arizona can give them breezy jobs and a change of scenery. Will they find their purpose in life once they end up in a new place? What challenges will face them and Uncle Bill as the town itself seems to be under siege by a nearby Yacht club? Are these bad enough dudes to surf waves and fight the power!?