REVIEW: FOREVER FORWARD #1
Book Title: FOREVER FORWARD #1
Book Description: Meet Dr. Lewis Moody. He’s a scientist at a prestigious university in California. His research shows great promise. He’s sent a mouse forward in time. The dean has given him an ultimatum: publish or have research funding cut off. For personal reasons, Dr. Moody does not want to publish before he’s sent a person through time. That evening four of his friends throw a surprise birthday party for Lewis in his lab. A storm breaks the glass roof of the lab. Moments later a lightning bolt strikes Dr. Moody’s machine. The machine activates and sends the five friends 33 years into the future and on the beginning of an incredible journey.
Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13
Writer: Zack Kaplan Artist: Arjuna Susini
Colors: Brad Simpson Letters: Jim Campbell
Cover: Stefano Simeone Editor: Andrea Lorenzo
Molinari Publisher: Scout Comics
Story: 3.4 Stars
Interior Artwork: 3.6 Stars
Cover Artwork: 3.2 Stars
Dialogue: 3.4 Stars
Mechanics: 3.5 Stars
Editing: 3.3 Stars
Time travel has always been a curiosity to mankind. There are stories about it dating back to the 1600’s. “Forever Forward” is the latest title to broach the subject.
I understand Dr. Moody’s hesitation to publish. As soon as he publishes someone can take his research and expand upon it. He’s afraid that expansion will turn him into a footnote in history. This is his project . He wants to complete the research and receive all of the accolades. We can see how he’s devoted his life to making this happen, as well as what it cost him.
I loved seeing Kaplan’s vision of 2055. In about 30 years we’ll see how close to being right he was. I’m curious to see how everyone learns how to manipulate time to continue going forward, and eventually back.
When I saw this book on the shelves at my local comic book store the cover caught my eye. The rubble and the fire left me expecting a post-apocalyptic story. It was intriguing enough to make me want to add it to the stacks for the week.
I was impressed with the artwork on the interior pages. Susini has an artistic style that makes the characters feel very natural and relatable. I’m especially fond of the work with all of the different facial expressions.
If you like time travel stories “Forever Forward” will be right in your wheelhouse. It has great character development, good artwork, and (of course) time travel. As a geek on a budget I believe that this book is well worth the price of admission.