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REVIEW: Telepaths #4

Book Title: Telepaths #4

Book Description: There was a solar flare that sent a wave of electromagnetic energy towards our planet. This wave knocked out everyone for thirty minutes. When they woke up about half of the people had become empowered with telepathic abilities. Seeing these individuals as a threat to national security, many governments have tried to place the people with powers in what amounts to concentration camps. The results have been mixed at best. The United States government seems to be divided on what the best course of action is. Some are seeing these individuals as threats. Others view them as potential assets. Boston has become a war zone. An escaped convict named Miles has gained the ability to telepathically control people. He has created an army that is intent on correcting some wrongdoing that has transpired. Miles’ army isn’t the only group with telepathic abilities on their side. Some members of the Boston Police Department have gained powers as well. Miles is playing with a stacked deck though. Miles and company are controlling civilians and using them as “sock puppets” to do their bidding. The police officers don’t want to harm civilians that are not in control of their actions. What’s an officer to do when they are being shot at and can’t shoot back?

Book Author: J. Michael Straczynski

Publisher - Orgnization: AWA Studios/ Upshot Studios

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Illustrator: Steve Epting

  • Story
    (4.7)
  • Interior Art
    (4.2)
  • Cover Art
    (3.6)
  • Dialogue
    (4)
  • Mechanics
    (4.3)
  • Editing
    (3.8)
4.1

Summary

As much as I loved the Resistance and Moths, Telepaths is blowing them out of the water. The premise of this story becomes more and more fascinating with each installment.

I would like to see more character development. Other than Miles, I don’t have a connection to any character to the point that I can name them without going back to the book. Part of me is starting to wonder if that is deliberate. Could the convicted felon actually be the hero of this story?

I liked how detailed the artwork on the cover is. It doesn’t jump out at you as much as some of the others in the run. I do like how we get to see so many of the players in the game on one cover without it being too busy.

The artwork on the interior pages continues to be sensational. We’re great crisp lines that bring out intense detail. The coloring is perfect. 

As a geek on a budget I’m continuing to say, “Hit me” when it comes to Telepaths. It has intensity, drama, and what appears to be a budding human interest story. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Boston!

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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