Blue Hour #1

Following a great resource war on Earth, a group of disillusioned human colonists seek refuge on a desolate planet in a remote binary star system. They plan to build a utopia, but when the yellow sun sets leaving only a blue sun above, a deep indigo shadow covers the colony. Local alien legend says the “Blue Hour” will spell evil and ruin for all who venture out of shelter. Can the colonists overcome this harsh environment and their own human nature to survive the “Blue Hour?”

It’s pretty well known that we are depleting the natural resources of the Earth at a rapid pace, probably too fast. What will we do when that finally happens? Are our efforts to find alternatives going to be enough? In the first issue of Blue Earth, we take a look at what one of those possibilities would be if we do run out.

In the not so distant future, a resource war has forced us to begin looking for somewhere else to call home. Making an agreement with an alien species to build a colony on one of their planets, a handful of people begin their work to start anew. Not unlike things on Earth though, tension and shady deals are still very much present, especially when the local legend of the “Blue Hour” arrives.

Our initial jump to this look into what could be ahead for us was pretty decent in the artwork department. The illustrations were neatly drawn, as were the colors, even though nothing really popped out. So as a whole, good work, just not exactly anything to write home about.

For a first issue this wasn’t too bad, and I’d be curious to see where it goes from here. Things could certainly get a lot more dramatic given the way things ended, so it has that going for it. I can’t say that I’d push this on to anyone, but I wouldn’t avoid it if you’re looking for another sci fi read.

For more information on Blue Hour or other Action Lab books, check out Action Lab Comics.

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.

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