HaloGen 1

There’s a rumor on Cityship Q that the gigantic body of a dead god was found floating in space. Rell, an agent woking for the HaloGen organization, is tasked with finding the location of the god and retrieving it by any means necessary. Using her ability to form hyper-realistic holograms, Rell is about to take on the first mission she might not be able to finish.

Not every sci fi tale has to be about massive galactic battleship fights or heroic quests to save the universe.  Although, battleship fights are always awesome.  That aside, my first look at HaloGen sees it take on a different take and approaches space with a bit of a religious direction in a way.  Not so religious that it’s overbearing, so don’t let that worry you.

From what I can gather, the body of some sort of god was found years ago floating in space.  Present day focuses on a character Rell, a human with an unusual ability to form holograms with her body.  She’s sent on a mission to recover the parts of the god scattered across space, and of course, has a shadow who may or may not end up trying to kill her.

The artistic portion of the book certainly has a different feel to it.  Given the sci fi genre, I’d almost relate it to an Aeon Flux kind of visual treatment, just a little looser with sharper angles.  The colors had some decent areas of sci fi glowy and such, but were otherwise fairly toned down.

Giving the first issue the benefit of the doubt, I’m not completely sure what’s going on.  I’m assuming (hoping) the significance of her holograms and what the deal with the god is will be explained.  This book didn’t grab me enough to want to run out and see more, but I’d give it a chance at least.  Who knows, maybe there will be some battleship fights later.

For more on HaloGen 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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