So, I’m a big fan of BOOM!. They tend to have silent killers when it comes to comics. This is one that I was hoping would be the same. Not saying it wasn’t good, but it’s so far, not the best. Since I’m the type of reader that gives comics the three issue chance, I’ve already committed to the full four issues on this.
This series has a feeling of 1984 the novel. The kids are all being trained to join the Allied Youth. Being told that the dome that was placed over their planet was for their protection. The language they use in this is a bit like listening to your parents when you were younger trying to be cool. And some of the spelling was a bit weird at times. Our story follows Uma and Dewydd through their as they put it ‘Insanely Awesome Space Escape’ Their whole idea is to steal a spaceship and make it to the dark side of the moon. They are chased down by private first class Cosanova when they are found out in space. I will say I loved the space suits, looked a bit like grasshoppers!
I will say the closer this book got to the end the more exciting it became. The kids find themselves face to face with an alien race, and what happens at the end of the book I honestly wasn’t expecting.
The art is okay I’ve seen better from this artist, but I must say it’s a bit rough to read just because of the slang that is being used. If you’re looking for something short to read and finish then I would maybe take a look at this.
What are your thoughts, you going to pick this up? Did you pick it up?