Rating: 4/5 – Jonathan Luna has seen the future and it has androids.
I’ll start out by saying I’m a big fan of the Luna Brothers. The Sword (done by Jonathan Luna with his brother Joshua) is one of my favorite comics series of all time. Jonathan hasn’t been seen in monthly comics since The Sword wrapped in 2010, so I was extremely excited when I saw this series announced. Here he’s teamed with Sarah Vaughn on writing and is handling the art chores, so if you loved his art on The Sword (and Girls, and Ultra) you’ll likely enjoy it here too.
This issue has a lot of setup for the world Alex inhabits. It’s an extrapolation of current technology and it’s fascinating to see how Luna/Vaughn are laying out the pieces here. Holograms, wetware phone/internet implants, automated vehicles, a variety of labor-saving robots, and the ultimate luxury items, androids that are extremely lifelike and “fully functional” as life-companions.
I’m looking forward to issue #2 where we’ll likely get some key characterization moments, this is a series that looks like it will build over time, I’m confident in the creators and I’ll be there for the duration. Very solid first issue, strong on story and character, but look elsewhere if you’re in search of” action-movie” sci-fi.
Reviewed by: Bob Bretall – email@example.com
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