My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ok, so this is a sci-fi series about a military and science expedition out to this world where 75 years ago they had tried to start a colony and it somehow ended in flames. The small crew believes that they are the third expedition to the planet but they quickly find out that they are in fact the thirteenth. So… what happened to all those other crews? Something on the planet is starting to mess with their minds.
I really liked this a lot and found it interesting but there was never a point in the story where I was totally pulled into it. I also liked the art but didn’t fall in love with it. Really, it was pretty decent altogether — wish I could think of something better to say than I simply like it; but there it is. I liked it.
I have not actually read the first volume of this series but my understanding is that it doesn’t really involve the same set of people. I’m pretty curious now if it actually details the events of the failed colony or not. This whole volume is pretty mysterious in some respects. It flows well but there are a ton of unanswered questions and a cliffhanger ending to boot. Looks like we’ll be waiting a little while to find out what happens next, the story continues in March 2016.
I like the art pretty well, but some of the faces have a lot of squiggly looking lines. Wrinkles perhaps? I do think a lot of the lighting effects in this volume are well done.
Honestly for most of the story I wasn’t sure if this was a guy or a girl. Think it’s a guy but honestly… still not sure.
And is this a hallucination or reality? This story delves down into the philosophical questions about what reality is.
I obtained a copy of this book through NetGalley’s Read It Now program in exchange for feedback and a review.