Eternal 1-4

In a world of clones, the Human Liberation Army wants to free people from New Life’s grasp. Their leader Gail will take the most drastic, personal measures yet to do so. Rathmann, a former homicide detective turned New Life enforcer, is on the case, and is asking tough questions. Violet, a young girl and one of the few non-cloned humans (Pures, they’re called) left, is longing to enter the real world. But she has no idea the danger she is stepping into.

One of the oldest things that man has constantly tried to fight against is that of mortality.  From the myth of the Fountain of Youth, to the modern day concept of cloning, the quest to live forever goes on.  The lengths that we go to in the shocking world set in Eternal show us just how far we could go to beat Death.

The world that New Life has created is one in which you’re either an immortal clone, or you’re a Pure waiting to be captured.  The HLA, Human Liberation Army, does not accept this and has worked for years to save what remaining non-cloned humans there are from their fate with New Life.  Headed up by their determined leader Gail, they will do whatever it takes to end this.  Within the ranks of New Life, one of their enforcers has seen more than his share of what happens behind the curtains.  After an ambush on a New Life facility goes wrong, Rathmann ends up rescuing one of the Pures held there and finds himself caught in the middle of this ongoing war.

This dark and brutal world we are introduced to is just as strong artistically as it is in the story itself.  While it is a more futuristic story, they don’t go overboard with all the bells and whistles of technology to amp up the visuals.  The colors while toned down still manage to really produce a strong counterpart to the solid linework laid down throughout the book.  There were some really nice areas that were drawn in a way absolutely filled you with dread to see how far we go to live forever.

Whether you’re as huge of a fan of dystopian stories like this as I am, you’re bound to enjoy these books.  One of the things that makes this a great series is how frighteningly possible it is that we’d go to such extremes.  I was sold right from the first issue, and I enjoyed it as much if not more all the way to the end.  I’d most definitely suggest series this as a contender for your next purchase.

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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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