Tidalwave Productions 2017
Written by William F. Nolan & Scott Davis
Illustrated by Nick Diaz
Coloured by Martin Blanco
Lettered by Benjamin Glibert
This epic adventure picks up where the famous novel left off. Logan has found Sanctuary a challenging existence. It’s not the Utopia of Runner myths. He jumps at the chance to take on a dangerous mission to destroy Hourglass, the facility that controls the palm flowers-the implanted device dictating how long each person may live. However Hourglass is now under the control of another former Sandman-the ever dangerous Gant.
Now I’m sure most of us have heard of Logan’s Run either as a book or a movie or both. Me i’m familiar only peripherally of them so i’m coming into this basically a newbie. While it’s a continuation of the novel it’s still very much easy to slip into, follow and understand what’s going on. I like that about this, that it’s new reader friendly and stays true to it’s source material at the same time.
William and Scott do some impressive stuff with the writing here. I like the characterisation which of course is going to influence the direction this story will take. It’s well done, thought out and structured and it gives the reader an excellent look at Logan as a character and man. As a reader I can empathise with what he’s going through and that kind of connection is what makes for great storytelling.
Nick and Martin also impress the heck out of me here. The work they do on the interiors here blows me away with the attention to detail they bring to the page whether it’s the character themself or in the backgrounds. The utilisation of page layouts through angles and perspective are well done and help the flow of the story move beautifully. I really like what i’m seeing here and it really helps to make this a more “realistic” science-fctioni style story.
It’s been quite some time since the book or movie was out and while it’s something of a cult classic I wouldn’t mind seeing this creative team go back and bring the original story to life in comic book form. If they are going to bring this level of creativeness and talent then i’m all for that as well.
This my friends is why I keep telling you all to keep your eyes and minds open to the smaller more independent press companies. This is some absolutely stellar work being put on paper. There’s a this really great balance between action and storytelling that helps the reader become immersed in the world Logan lives in now as well as demonstrating what he’s used to and still longs for. Also I like the message behind it, sometimes Utopia comes at a price and that price is forgetting what truly makes you feel alive.
This should be among the top of your reading list right now without question!