Eternal 1

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.
Of the many controversial subjects that sci-fi has offered
it’s view on, cloning is probably one of the biggest.  When it comes to human cloning, that enters a
heavily debated area of controversy.  The
frightening world we could create with this technology is shown with the new
series Eternal, and it is one I hope never happens.
Mankind has always searched for a way to live forever,
and with the global use of cloning that New Life provides it is now very
possible.  The only thing is, they want
it to be the only option and do not accept the existence of non-cloned humans
aka “Pures”.  As with almost any
dystopian story, a rebel faction is fighting back, violently if necessary.  The stage is set for the HLA (Human
Liberation Army) vs New Life, and it is already off to a strong start.
This world we are introduced to, which may not be so far
off into the future, is illustrated wonderfully.  I was particularly impressed by the sharp
character designs throughout.  Linework
and colors were all done quite nicely here, even as dark and dreary as the
setting may be.  I’d really like to see
how things look as the story opens up more in following issues.
Even if you’re not a sucker for all things dystopian like
me, the story and art are good regardless. 
A lot has already been shown in just this issue and it’s bound to get
even more interesting.  With a solid
first issue hitting the shelves, this is a series I could really get into.  I think most readers would as well, and is a
good choice for an upcoming purchase.
For more on Eternal or other Boom titles, check out Boom! Studios.

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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