Titan Comics 2016
Created, Written & Illustrated by Andre Lima Araujo
Coloured by Arsia Rozegar
Lettered by Tom Williams
AS BULLETS AND BOLTS FLY, OLISSIPO’S S.O.F.(SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE) AND THE CYBERNETIC THREAT CLASH HEAD-TO-HEAD IN A DESPERATE OWNERSHIP ASSAULT. BUT CAN RODRIGO AND CO. SECURE THE RENEGADE ANDROID INTACT AND EXPOSE THE SECRETS BEHIND HER CREATION?
That this issue threw everything we thought we knew out the window was amazing to me. I am so impressed with the way the story unfolds here and that the explanations as to why this model has acted out and become a focal point from the get go should have been something I saw coming but still took me by storm. It wasn’t until you get kind of a big reveal this issue that somethin else in play that the larger picture emerges and the story takes on a new tone, scope and the implications are massive.
This is the kind of science fiction story that we love to see. The blending of science, reality, fantasy and fiction play into Andre’s strengths so that we become so involved in what’s happening. It’s also great for me since this is my first exposure to him and his work, these characters and this world that I hope that in some way shape or form that this isn’t going to be the last we see of this team.
This issue really brought everything together in the best possible of ways. With all the players being in the same place at the same time the action explodes. I really wasn’t expecting it to play out like this but I gotta say after seeing it happen I don’t think it could have gone any other way. The characterization and plot development here is outstandingly well done and I am so into this. I kind of like that it’s really done in concert with technology as the team uses their brains to get where they need to be while the bad guys kind of rely upon it to get away with what they are doing. It’s an interesting look to say the least.
I’ve been a fan of the artwork all along and this issue is no exception. There’s one page that I couldn’t get over and that was the drop into a building and if you see it you’ll understand. The use of perspective and how the background plays into that is simply stunning.
I really like that this is an Earth based science fiction based cop story. It’s got all the elements of both woven perfectly together to make a heck of a good story.