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Reader Rating1 Vote4.7

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?


Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly (A/CA) Marcus To
Item Code: FEB161214
In Shops: 4/20/2016
SRP: $3.99
What’s to Love: After working together on Hacktivist and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials original graphic novel, the writing duo of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal) join forces once again with artist Marcus To (New Warriors, The Flash: Season Zero) for their first creator-owned series that takes readers to the stars in this space epic with a punk-rock attitude, perfect for fans of Young Avengers and Runaways. What It Is: In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they’re about to find.