The first two trades have a balance of real stakes and fun rebellion wrapped in a candy-coated, science-y shell. So, how is the latest issue? Better than ever.
The antagonists and global threats have all stuck around, but the danger seems more tangible now. Perhaps that is because Dr. Loren is no longer trapped in the lab. Now, he is trapped in a Blackhawk en route to actual hostile territory with a SEAL team. There is a lot of screaming and terror.
The art is as good as ever, which is to say, spectacular. Rahsan Ekedal’s line work is beautifully textured and heightens the comedy and tension throughout. There are some moments here that manage to be wonderfully comical for the moment before you realize that it is tragical. That is real talent.
This is a great comic for someone who is tired of superhero stuff but still craves the action and adventure. It is also a fantastic science fiction comic that anyone who loves the genre should check out.
Five Physics Jokes out of Five
*(Seriously, though. Go back and read Crichton. The man could write, but the subtext of all of his books was that science and technology were always bad, except for House of the Rising Sun, which was all about how terrible the Japanese are.)