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The Infinite Loop Nothing But The Truth #1

by Olivier Roth on September 26, 2017

The Infinite Loop Nothing But The Truth #1

Written by: Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier
Art by: Danielle Di Nicuolo
Colors by: Sarah Stern
Published by: IDW

 

This issue kicks off the second storyline in the Infinite Loop series of comics and I am glad, as a new reader, that they have given us a quick recap of what the series is about, and most importantly, their definition of what an Anomaly is for this series.

 

Our main character is Teddy, a young woman from a future where time-travel has become commonplace and where she used to help keep the timeline stable. However, after failing to try and reboot her own timeline to allow humans to accept anomalies (a human being created from a glitch due to time travel), she now runs an illegal organization whose goal is to hide these anomalies in time to spare them horrid living conditions in the present. However, to do so, she was forced to divorce her wife, an anomaly in congress, to continue her fight.

 

This story begins when Teddy is sent back in time to Virginia in 2157 in order to try and locate an anomaly who was hidden there after they lost contact with her. However, things don’t go as planned for Teddy. The moment she arrives in 2157, her car instantly crashes into a tree and looters take her only means of getting back: her watch. This leads her to the town of Appalachia where once, it was the best that the American Dream could offer, but now, is a place where denial dealers prosper.

 

It is explained that the human race in 2157 are able to purchase credits to use with their VR headsets to relieve “infinite loops” where they can relive moments in their life but with a catch: these moments can be changed within the virtual world to see the infinite possibilities that are available if you made a different decision. This type of recollection, however, has led the residents of Appalachia to become addicted and thus the rise of the denila dealers.

 

The back of this issue describes the series as Twin Peaks meets Orwell’s 1984-dystopian madness, and you can tell that this is an apt descriptor. The summary above is just a drop of what this story offers and you can see that Colinet and Charretier have a fun mystery to develop through this miniseries.

 

I read that Charretier was the original artist on the first mini but this time around, the art duties have been handed to Di Nicuolo. Though it’s a different look than Charretier, Di Nicuolo’s art is very bright and dynamic. She proves that she can draw both the action sequences, the car chase was superb, and the quieter moments. Also, the people affected by the infinite loop have a very zombie-esque quality to them that lends credence to their complete dependence on these VR headsets and Di Nicuolo gives them a perfect visual to describe this fact.

 

In all, I was very impressed by this first issue of a series I quite frankly completely missed the first time around. I’ve been on a pretty big time-travel kick lately and this definitely is a welcome addition.

Our Score:

8/10

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