Abram Pollux barely survives a crash landing on Ouro, a lawless backwater planet, only to end up on the wrong end of a bullet. What starts as a struggle for survival quickly becomes a journey to the very edges of what it means to be human, as Pollux searches for answers among the ruins of this forgotten world. And if he can’t have answers, he’ll at least have his revenge.
There’s no limit to the universe, nor to the stories that are written about journeying through it. Some go for the light-hearted campy approach, some the ultimate sci-fi epic. Others, like what we see in the first volume of Drifter, take a darker direction. It’s one I haven’t seen in a while and it was one hell of a story.
After plummeting to what should have been his death, Abram Pollux manages to survive his crash landing on a remote planet called Ouro. As if that wasn’t enough, he is found shortly after and is shot in the gut for some reason. Once again, he miraculously survives and wakes in a place known appropriately as Ghost Town. It is there that he finds himself caught in a long list of strange and often violent situations. Throughout all this, his focus on revenge is always in the back of his mind, searching for the man who nearly killed him before.
I was absolutely floored by how gorgeous the artwork was for this book. There was really not a single page that I read that wasn’t drawn and painted wonderfully. At times I even found myself looking at certain pages more than once. Some of the lighting and overall layouts were no less than stunning.
Even if I had only had the first issue to read, I’m pretty sure I would have been equally as impressed with this perfect blend of sci-fi and western. Lucky for me I got all of volume one, and that was more than enough to pull me in completely. This is one book that without a doubt should be purchased, and I will be looking to the horizon for the next arc.
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.