Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Evolution, Vol. 1: Origins of a Species (comic) - Paul's REVIEW

*I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

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Evolution, Vol. 1: Origins of a Species
Writers: James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, & Joshua Williamson 
Artists: Joe Infurnari & Jordan Boyd 
Recent Release Date: May 22, 2018

Synopsis: Human evolution has taken millions of years to get to this stage. But next week, we become something new. Around the world, humanity is undergoing rapid and unpredictable changes, and only three individuals seem to notice that their world is being reborn. But what can they do about it?


Review: This graphic novel reminds me of Heroes or Sense8. It starts with seemingly disparate stories in different geographical locations, but slowly it is revealed how they are all connected. Because of the global-ness of the story, I enjoyed the internationally diverse cast of characters. The art is cringy, but I think that's exactly what they're going for in their style choice. If you have trypophobia, you will not enjoy this style. I had my reservations how the term evolution is used in this story describing individuals instead of mutations over many generations, but sci-fi does this often. The story combined with the art style didn't keep my interest. I found myself flipping to the next page before I even finished reading the all the speech bubbles. I give this first volume of Evolution a 3/5. I probably won't be picking up the second volume, but if you like gross mutations and biological thrillers, you should check this out.  


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