Hale is on the run with baby in tow, from Herrod. With help from those that are her enemies in Davey and Peter, finding freedom in an underground town run by their father. Being two issues in we are already full to the brim with questions while not quite sure of the protagonist in the story. Finally, who could forget the dead body/ghost that seems to be haunting Hale throughout the story?
Lewis is crafting a story for the long haul here. Only being three issues in and we are starting to break the surface. While more of Hale’s background is revealed in this issue. Showing us how she grew up and what led her to this point. It’s really hard to put a finger on Hale’s intentions throughout the story, as up until this point her motives are shifting. Yet all this does is add to the intrigue of the character, making me want to know more. To Lewis’s credit I already care about Hale, Davey, Peter, and the baby, I’m invested, in three comics. Add in some bombshells about Hale’s past that link her to Dave and Peter and I can’t wait to see how this plays out.
The art style here is an acquired taste, at first, I found it to be distracting. Hence, it became more enjoyable as I went along. Furthermore, it has a very rough draft feeling to it, with a lot of squares used throughout, very hard lined. The coloring really adds to it, with a muted tone and heavy use of reds to really draw your eyes in.
In conclusion, if you enjoy post-apocalyptic dystopian sci-fi, then this is all for you. Hell, even if you don’t it’s worth a read, with a great story so far, it’s only getting better.
Reviewed by Tim Montoya
Written by Sean Lewis
Art by: Hayden Sherman
Published by Image
Release Date: March 22nd, 2017