Dark and dystopian, this comic takes a look at a possible near-future (or a near-possible future?)
The art was a good choice – it fits the tone of the book. Giving it not so much a noir feel, but a taste of the darkness the characters are experiencing. (Though, at the beginning of the book, I kept wondering, where’s Sera’s nose?)
It’s the kickoff of a longer story in which Sera, born with a silver spoon in her mouth, meets tragedy which turns her into a rebel who ends up fighting the system from the other side. It’s a fascinating culture – a mirror image of ours. I like where the story is going. Though there are times when it isn’t exactly clear. A few parts were a bit confusing as disparate stories started separately, then came together. And the jumps in time added a bit to that confusion.
An interesting idea to release this first issue as a much larger issue to really hook the reader – it makes sense if you’re really looking to pull people in. I’m curious to find out where this series will go.
Overall, it’s an interesting book and should make the reader think about where they want society to go. Definitely not intended for younger readers.
Thanks to NetGalley and Diamond Book Distributors for this copy in return for an honest review.