FutureQuake Issue 28
Creator owned material
Dave Evans &
Cover: Steve Austin
Genre – SciFi
This is what British Comics is all about. I review several other anthologies, including 2000AD of course. Most of the Creators in this anthology will have grown up reading anthologies, some of the same ones I grew up on no doubt.
Sometimes getting a story with three acts in a low page count isn’t easy. Reviewing such stories when there are often surprise endings that I don’t want to Spoil is also a challenge.
Writer: Mike Yeoman
Artist: Steve Austin
Robots… They are bound by Asimov’s Laws and live to serve Humans. So what do they do when they decide to revolt?
The art is great with bold lines and shades – ful of energy and I was very intrigued where the plot was taking us.
The Final Boss
Writer: Dave Cook
Artist: R H Stewart
His family killed, he’d been framed and his Dad’s best friend was looking out for him. But he needed revenge against the one who was controlling it all.
Well crafted plot with measured forecasting by the script which is translated well in the art. You might see the end coming but that doesn’t harm the story in this case. Nice breaking the fourth wall.
Writer: Tim Perry
Artist: Joe Palmer
Humans killing Humans while slowly Aliens start to outnumber the inhabitants of Earth.
Some nice character work and again some good forecasting.
Writer: Jonathan Harris
Artist: Wes St Claire
Well this one has me rereading it three times and I don’t know what to say. I love it but can’t really figure out what to tell you. Great stuff!
The God’s Tear
Writer: JJ Robinson
Artist: Alex Paterson
First part of a multi-part story. The plot is thick here and there are plenty of questions. Very intriguing.
Writer: Blas Bigatti
Artist: Adam Caudill
Time has run out for Earth but there is hope. Exodus to another world. Ships wouldn’t be big enough but teleporting the who;e of the Human Race? No problem, just step this way.
Writer: Rory McConville
Artist: Scott Twells
A cautionary tale. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.
Writer: Marcello Bondi
Artist: Mattia Marini
Translator: Alberto Sentimenti
Slightly thrown by a Western in the middle of a SciFi anthology but an interesting little story.
Writer: Virgil Vendell
Artist: Neil Sims
A side-show Magician becomes a Healer and then the Leader of the World. When Aliens appear to be invading what else does he have up his sleeve?
The Long Sleep
Writer: Robert Lefebvre
Artist: David Valente
Travelling thousands of light years to another planet requires a long sleep. And lots of cocoa?
Writer: Michelle Wilkinson
Artist: A I Miller
Mother and daughter don’t quite see eye-to-eye with each other om how they spend their time. Or how things have changed between them.
This is a great story that I think really achieves what it sets out to do.