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The Seeds #2 Review

by Olivier Roth on September 12, 2018

Art by: David Aja

Written by: Ann Nocenti

Published by: Dark Horse (Berger Books)

 

Before I begin this review, I really have to get this out of the way: the art in this book is amazing. I mentioned this before in my previous review, and I’ll mention it again here: David Aja’s art alone could sell this book. The story being crafted by Nocenti will keep you there, but if you are a fan of art in general, this is the book for you.

 

Aja continues his fantastic work from the first issue by giving us a master class on how to do more with less on each page. As the reader, you never get completely overwhelmed by the art that you get lost trying to figure out what is going on. Without going pure black and white and utilizing a greener palate (I mentioned in my review of the first issue that it comes off very ‘earthy’) you get to concentrate on what is being presented to you and can take it all in.

 

The characters, even though they are still blank slates being filled in, are easily recognizable and distinct from one another that it doesn’t take long to remember who is Astra and who is Lola.

 

It doesn’t hurt that Nocenti continues to slowly unravel the mystery that her and Aja wove in the first issue. We get some more glimpses of the mysterious “Zone” where no technology is allowed. We get some development on the, for lack of a better expression, love affair between Lola and Race. And finally, we also get some interaction between two sets of  characters introduced in the first issue.

 

Even though, I’ll freely admit, I’m not exactly sure what I’m reading exactly just yet, this series exudes an aura of greatness that propels it forward and is just begging to be read. That might sound like hyperbole, but it’s the truth. I can’t for the next issue and then the next because I want to know what happens and how everything that is presented interconnects. Not a feeling I get too often when reading comics.

Our Score:

9/10

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