Thursday, May 22, 2014

Six #1 Review

Dynamite's Official Description:
Don’t miss this exciting chapter in Battlestar Galactica lore as the early origins of Number Six are explored. In developing the next generation of Cylons, getting the models to look human was the easy part. But acting human is another story. Witness the evolution of Number Six as she learns live, to love, and to hate.
I had the chance to read this issue last week and it was an entertaining read. We are getting an origin story for one of the more interesting characters in RDM's BSG with Six. J.T. Krul's writing in this issue was pretty decent, introducing two versions of Six in two vastly different settings prior to the Cylon War, dealing with her integration into human society. Krul manages to write a story that has an aura of mystery to it that feels a lot like the show used to. I really enjoyed the art of this issue. Igor Kima (Illustrations) & Alex Guimarães (Colors) do a fantastic job with the realistic look of the story. Jenny Frison's cover has to be one of my favorite covers of a comic book ever:

-We begin on the planet Troy, as we meet Rebeka, a miner. The background characters are full of complaints about how the job sucks, and other issues as Rebeka thinks to herself about the comfort of metal and the stars. She loves the view of the stars and hates going to mine because it feels like it'll be a long time before she can see the stars again.
-We next meet "Eve," who has amnesia and is stuck in a psychiatric ward on planet Leonis. According to doctors, she doesn't remember anything from before they found her, but has an excellent memory of everything that happened after that. The new doctor at the ward attempts to talk to her by discussing her interest in puzzles. She says she likes puzzles because everything you need to see the final image is right in front of you, you just need to piece it together. Quite an interesting way to view this miniseries as well.
-We are back on Troy, as an accident happens and several miners are killed and the rest are closed off from escape with little air in their suits remaining. While this is happening, Eve is shown freaking out in the ward before being subdued. We shift back to Rebeka and one of the miners (Hank) is killing the other miners. Rebeka and Artie act before he can attack them and they kill him. Rebeka runs out of oxygen and is next scene resurrecting with the other human Cylon models around her.

RATING: 7/10

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