‘Pariah #1:‘ Advance Comic Book Review

It’s been a while since a first issue has drawn me in as quickly as Pariah did.  The art is great. It’s on the cartoonish side, but it’s emotionally expressive and quite effective in its science rich action sequences.  It’s even more dazzling when it comes to portraying the space-scapes in which the story is set.  

The plot carries implications of societal striation in a Gattaca kind of style, but it’s hard to dwell too much on that aspect of the plot when the story begins with a group of brilliant people who refer to themselves as “vitros” stranded on a failing satellite, apparently not by accident, who must use their analytical gifts to survive.

I don’t want to give too much away, so I must keep my review relatively brief. Suffice it to say that there were elements of political and social dynamics, along with sincere references to both genuine rocket science and science fiction tropes, deftly balanced with rollicking comic book action.

I liked it.

I’m going to read it.

You should read it, too.

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