Tales of an apocalypse in the making have been popular in comics for a while. Whether it’s a zombie tale like The Walking Dead or a gender extinction like Y: The Last Man, society and humanity are always in deep trouble with little hope of survival. What makes a series like Dark Horse’s Last Flight Out unique is its timing. Coming out after (and clearly influenced by) the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, this series is able to bring in elements of real life that would have seemed to be pure fantasy a mere 2 years ago.
Last Flight Out follows scientist Ben Caewood over a period of decades, from 2031 to 2055. Dr. Caewood is a man who spends his life neglecting everything around him, including his family, for the sake of scientific research. When the Earth becomes uninhabitable, Ben is the person who designs humanity’s escape route; however, certain circumstances force him to delay his own exodus from the planet.
Written by Marc Guggenheim and drawn by Eduardo Ferigato, Last Flight Out is excellent in every regard. The writing, art, and the coloring are outstanding. This is a wonderful series for anyone who enjoys true character building in the midst of a worldwide catastrophe.
Highly recommended – 4 out of 4 stars
Creative Team: Marc Guggenheim (writer), Eduardo Ferigato (artist)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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