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‘LaGuardia #3:’ Comic Book Review

It’s finally time for Future to have her baby. With all she’s been through leading up to this moment, it’s a safe bet that a simple, straightforward delivery is too much to hope for. Now, Letme Live, the sentient plant that Future risked everything to save, will have to risk everything to save both Future and her unborn child.

In this issue, we finally get to find out just where Letme Live came from and how the plant is connected, both to Future and her fiancé Citizen. I missed Citizen in the previous issue. He’s a good character, and I want to know more of his story as well. I’m sure we’ll get more of him going forward.

Of course, there are plenty of other great characters here, as well, and I want to explore all of them in depth. As I mentioned in my previous review, writer Nnedi Okorafor and artist Tana Ford have created an intricate and immersive world, and we’re only just barely scratching the surface of it here. We’re almost to the end of the four-issue arc, but I’d love to see the story continue, or perhaps get spinoffs featuring some of the interesting supporting characters, like Laundry, Payment, and Surveillance.

In the meantime, though, I’m really looking forward to seeing how this story arc plays out. I don’t want to give too much away, but Future’s baby has been born into a world of possibilities, teaming with the potential for both hope and despair, and I can’t wait to find out how the child fits into all of it.

This has been a great sci-fi story throughout, unlike anything I’ve read before, but at the same time very familiar as the events it depicts mirror our own present-day society. The social commentary is unmistakable but never feels heavy handed. Rather, it’s just enough to make these strange, unfamiliar circumstances seem familiar and keep us engaged. For anyone who wants to see the world in a different way, I highly recommend La Guardia.

Creative Team: Nnedi Okorafor (writer), Tana Ford (artist), James Devlin (colorist), and Sal Cipriano (letterer)
Publisher: Dark Horse
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Steven W. Alloway, Fanbase Press Contributor



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