Floating World Comics 2021
Written by Dave Baker
Illustrated by Alexis Ziritt
Lettered by Robert Negrete
It all comes to a head. Secret desert-base shootouts, near death experiences, and some death-death experiences. Don’t miss the climactic ending of this cyberpunk epic.
I am really impressed with the way that we see this issue unfold. I’ll be honest I’m going to miss this little book now that this last issue is here. What I think has been pretty amazing through all this is how the Police force is so corrupt thanks to the politicians and government, which is somehow controlled to ensure the cycle of corruption cannot end. To me it sounds like Trump and the Republican party had they been able to stay in office. However in South America this kind of corruption is all too real it’s just the cyber part that hasn’t come true as of yet. If it does hopefully it’s more Bionic Man and less voiceless cyborg. Regardless, how we see this issue play out and the experiment performed by Julian’s brother is rather impressive to me and the fact that this issue also contains violence on a scale i’ve never seen before is both fascinating and horrific at the same time.
I’m super impressed with the way that this is being told. The story & plot development that we see through how the sequence of events unfold as well as how the reader learns information is presented exceedingly well. The character development is bloody impressive as well. You’ve got Julian who has no vocal chords or vox at all so that we still understand him is literally stunning to behold. Otherwise how we see the dialogue, the character interaction and how they act and react to the situations and circumstances they encounter really help to flesh them out in some marvellous ways. The pacing that we see is superb and as it takes us through the pages revealing more and more of the story and the twists & turns up until and to the last page is amazing.
How we see this being structured and how the layers within the story continue onward right until the last page has been superbly rendered. I still think of the fact that Julian and his father were never welcomed to live where they wanted to or even could because of their cybernetic parts and that part of the layering continues to play through and again impressed doesn't cover it. How we see everything working together to create the story’s ebb & flow and moves the story forward is achieved beautifully.
The interiors continue to grow on you with each new issue. I also think we’ve seen a marked improvement in how it’s been rendered and this showcases how talent is one thing and skill another and the improvement of skill is stunning. I’m such a huge fan of the panels being different colours and the people different colours from each other and it just has this crazy effect to how we see it that has its own unique charm to it. The creativity and imagination on display here is beautifully rendered and that atrium page is among my favourites throughout the entire run. I like how we see the backgrounds utilised and how the composition within the panels are utilised to create the depth perception, sense of scale and the overall sense of size and scope of the book. The utilisation of the page layouts and how we see the angles and perspective in the panels show a remarkably talented eye for storytelling.
I cannot recommend this to you enough. It is out there and takes someone with creativity and imagination to really allow themselves to get into this as properly as they can. It has this charm, creativity and definite uniqueness to it that takes you by surprise and thrills you with what you see and with the interiors you get this crazy experience where the depth and complexity makes you smile. If this becomes a trade you have to order it and trust me you’ll thank me in the end.