Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Comic Book Review: Void Trip

The Void

Words By:  Ryan O'Sullivan
Illustrations By:  Plaid Klaus

Format:  PDF

Series:  1st in Void Trip series

1st Impression:  Fun hippies in space.

From writer RYAN O'SULLIVAN (Turncoat, The Evil Within, Warhammer 40,000) and illustrator PLAID KLAUS (Turncoat), comes the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy. They're low on fuel, they're low on food, and they're low on psychedelic space froot, but they're still determined to make it to the promised land: hippy-paradise, super-planet Euphoria. This is the story of their journey, the friends and enemies they made along the way, and how the universe responded to those who dared to live freely within it.

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*I was given this free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

We meet Ana and Gabe as they are attempting to steal fuel for their ship. And we learn about Froot, as Ana loves Froot. Ana and Gabe are traveling together to reach the Promised Land - Euphoria. Ana's determined to make the journey to Euphoria worth it. So she's determined to find the special place organically - by trial and error travelling. Or so she claims is the reason to not turn on the computer's AI.

Where we have Ana and Gabe taking fuel, we will have Space Police following. They are being tracked by one being in particular. And he wants their computer's AI turned on so he can find them.

I enjoyed the artwork in this comic. I found looking it over, it was pleasing to my eye. The characters are drawn realistic rather than abstract. There are characters that aren't human, but they are drawn with a way that you know they are characters in a world. Which, kind of reminded me of all the characters we get in space sci fi shows, books, and stories. I like seeing a diverse universe, and this comic hints at that presence.

Ana reminds me of a good old hippy. She loves her Froot, which is a drug, and the free spirit feel to finding her way. I loved Ana's view on fuel and no one owning it. She really made a cool point that struck a chord with me. Gabe feels like he's the more focused and alert one of the two. Maybe even the drive to keep them moving forward rather than dwindling to long in one place. The two seem like a great pair to keep the story line interesting and moving.

Though, there was a moment I wasn't sure where a sword came from in the story. That was my only moment of wonder. I actually wondered if it was my pdf format I received, that I was missing a page. But, this aside, the characters have befriended me as they do in their meetings of others on the page.

I quickly found, I enjoyed these two characters and thought I could have fun reading them. And the being after them, he would give me enough of that rushing heart beat to wonder if Ana and Gabe will get caught and what will happen if they do. Though, I have this hunch there is more to this being that's after them.

Of course, this is the first comic in the series. When I came to the last page, I wanted to know more! lol. So, I guess I'll have to keep an eye out for more comics.

If you'd like to check out the comic, you can read the first 10 pages online.


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