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‘Tomorrow Volume 1:’ TPB Review

Much as I’m enjoying the Tomorrow comic, I think it would be better as a standalone title. Instead, it interweaves with several other titles from what’s known as “The Tomorrowverse,” and not being familiar with any of those other titles leaves me kind of lost sometimes. Still, it’s a minor problem with what’s otherwise a solid comic.

Tomorrow Volume 1 collects the first three issues of the comic, giving us an introduction to the main character and the world he lives in. Created in the future from the hybrid DNA of various superpowered aliens, the superhero Tomorrow has come to our present to defend justice and possibly save the world from a bleak apocalypse some thousand years hence. Along the way, he manages to catch the attention of several other superpowered people, along with a mad scientist, and some Nazis.

The main concern so far is the Nazis. Led by a brilliant and driven German woman and her grandmother and armed with super-advanced technology, they want to eliminate Tomorrow for his impure DNA and perpetrate a mass eugenics program on the Earth. Can they be stopped? Or will they succeed in ferreting out Tomorrow’s weakness?

In spite of some minor flaws (The more grammar-conscious among us may wince a few times.), this is a generally enjoyable adventure. In particular, there are some character bits that really make it stand out. For instance, while most superheroes have suffered some major tragedy in their lives, resulting in the loss of one or both of their parents, Tomorrow flies home to have breakfast with his mom and dad every morning—where they tell him that he needs to find a girlfriend. Little touches like that make this a fun and interesting title.

There are a few moments where a character seems to come out of nowhere—likely from one of the other titles—and is given little introduction, leading to a bit of confusion. And, one moment where a footnote literally directs us to one of the other titles in order to get the rest of the story. It’s a lot to keep track of, and, like I said earlier, I think that Tomorrow would be better if it built its entire story and world on its own, rather than bringing in other elements.

Still, it’s forgivable in the long run, and it doesn’t damage the title too much. In the end, this is a fun and enjoyable title and worth checking out. I’ll be interested to see how things progress in the next volume.

Steven W. Alloway, Fanbase Press Contributor



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