REVIEW: Immortal Orphans #2
Book Title: Immortal Orphans #2
Book Description: In the first issue of Immortal Orphans, we found ourselves in the year 2420. The majority of the human population has been wiped out. What remained of humanity created four hive cities far beneath the Earth’s surface. Three of those cities have failed to leave the residents of Delta Hive as the last of the human race. One of the city’s inhabitants, a garbage collector named Gannion, has been chosen for a special project that could save the human race. We also spent some time in 2220 where we saw a man named Quinn save the life of someone that was In cryosleep. We also got to meet Liberty and her brother Hernia Man while learning about their mad scientist turned politician father, Julian Durand. In issue #2 of Immortal Orphans, we learn that Gannon’s special project is to be a guinea pig to ensure a portal that will send him back in time works properly. If he does this he will be given a full pardon for his entire criminal history. If he doesn’t he goes to prison for 25 years for violating his probation. Given the current situation, humanity is in, that will be a life sentence. We then go back to 2220 where we learn more about the individual Quinn saved. The name their creator gave them was “Science Boy”. Science Boy was genetically engineered to be on a children’s television series for the creator’s daughter. We also saw that Science Boy is 45 years old while only looking 14. Science Boy tells Quinn that the creator put him and his siblings into a cryostasis 15 years ago. When he learns the fate of his siblings he’s not surprised. He tells Quinn that Julian Durand is a bad person. Science Boy witnessed Durand strangle one of his children. Elsewhere we get to see Liberty and Hernia Man escape their father’s clutches. Now the challenge begins. How does someone that sticks out like a sore thumb lay low in a city that is kept immaculately clean and has little to no foot traffic?
Book Author: Carter Mann
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Carter Mann Comics
Illustrator: Carter Mann
- Interior Art(3.5)
- Cover Art(3.2)
When I wrote about the first issue of Immortal Orphans I said that this story has a great premise. In the second round Mr. Mann came out of his corner swinging. The story got more depth to it. Transitions between locations and times were much smoother, which truly helped the story’s flow.
I liked how much simpler this cover is. We don’t have an assortment of characters to divide our focus. This cover is all about Gannion. It should be. He’s risking his life in an attempt to save humanity.
There was a noticeable difference in the artwork as well. Outlines are crisper on the characters and facial expressions have more depth. I especially liked the panels when nanotech was activated on Gannion.
The further I delve into Immortal Orphans, the more I find myself enjoying it. As a geek on a budget I’m of the opinion that the $2.00 an issue you’re spending on Immortal Orphans is well worth it.
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