Comic Book Review: The Empty by Jimmie Robinson

 The opening pages and chapter titles give the impression of desolation. Of emptiness.

I like the art. It’s very clean, very stark, bright. Perfect for both the lush world of Lila and the dead world of Tanoor.

Sometimes it’s lovely to read a self-contained story. One you don’t have to feel like you have to get the next volume and the next. I think this continues on – and that’s fine. But the end of this volume at least gives you some resolution.

The Empty is a solid dystopian action story – and it’s definitely different than any of them you’ve read before. A story of attempting to understand people not like yourself.

It’s creative. I would have loved to have seen all the different creatures Jimmie Robinson thought up for the book – but as he noted, they wouldn’t have had room for the story arc.

If you’re sick of the same old story, this just might be for you.

Thanks to NetGalley, Diamond, and Image Comics for a copy in return for an honest review. 


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