What does the future hold for the human race? How does our society evolve in the decades ahead? If you are looking for a satirical take on our lives as told in a sci-fi setting, Universe! from Image Comics may just be for you.
Universe! collects the first five issues of the Panel Syndicate series by cartoonist Albert Monteys. The series explores the topics of time travel, alien life, robot love, corporate greed, and perception. Although these can be viewed as weighty topics – and they certainly are to the characters – they are quite humorous to those of us on the outside.
Monteys is an accomplished creator with a cartoony drawing style. The stories themselves are both funny and thought provoking. A mix of Futurama and The Twilight Zone, there is quite a bit in this collection that fans of sci-fi will find familiar and enjoyable.
Universe! is definitely worth reading. It is a different take on well-worn subjects, but Albert Monteys brings us a story of humor and wonder.
Final Verdict: 4 out of 4 stars
Creative Team: Albert Monteys (writer/illustrator)
Publisher: Image Comics
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