ARTIFACT ONE issues 1 and 2
Written and Created by: J.T. Krul & Vince Hernandez
Illustrations by: Romina Moranelli
Colors by: Enrica Eren Angiolini
Letters by: Dez Sienty
Edited by: Gabe Carrasco
Published by: Aspen Comics
Set on Adenia, a world where science is illegal; and to question the gods may cost you your life, Artifact One follows the story Remi as she seeks to uncover the lost history of her people and the truth of a strange artifact bestowed upon her by her father. After Remi and her father are discovered by the Akolouth, the ruling order of religious clerics, she is forced to go on the run. Left with more questions than answers, Remi searches for the truth above all else…even happiness. Her most pressing of which: What is Artifact One, and what do the markings NASA stand for?
Artifact One provides a strong sense of adventure that combines science fiction and fantasy, being that it is on an alien world locked in a middle ages setting. With beautiful artwork that takes you from city streets to wilderness landscapes, and expresses decently choreographed action montages, I am left wanting more. That is saying something from a genre that I find myself not reading too often.
Artifact One also sets in motion philosophical quandaries about what is more important: science or religion? Is ignorant happiness acceptable at the cost of truth? These are aspects that I speculate the future of the story will explore with the current set up.
While I am not losing sleep in anticipation of the next issue, I surely would not skip reading it either if given the opportunity so I give ARTIFACT ONE an Overall Score: 4 of 5.
You can pick up your copy at comixology.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.