Comics

Best Comics in May Part 2: Borg and Cybermen... We Are SO Fucked

Once a month the amazing staff at 8th Dimension Comics selects a pile of the best new releases for us to peruse and judge. Yesterday we looked at the massive crossovers dominating the Marvel and DC landscapes. Today we look at the books that aren't involved.

After Twilight #4

Finally our home-produced tale of a secessionist, theocratic Texas has passed beyond the cliffhanger ending of the short film that inspired it. Last we left our hero, Jen Frazier, she'd managed to smuggle an evolution textbook to an underground copying ring for preservation against the book burners. Not all that much happens action-wise in #4, but a much better look at the setting of this possible future is shown. We get to see a governor blind to the offenses committed by his thuggish underlings, and the hypocrisy of rape and deviance that inhabit the cells where Jen is being detained. It's a powerful springboard, and you can only hope that Gary Watson manages to squeeze out a happy ending in the next two issues of the run.

Rating: 7 of 10

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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