We finally get to rejoin Deva in the weeks after the end of the universe! How did they survive? Did they really continue living? Is the Entity dead? If the universe has ended, where is everyone now?
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Infinite Dark #5
Written by Ryan Cady
Penciled and Inked by Andrea Mutti
Colored by K. Micheal Russell
Lettered by Troy Peteri
Published by Top Cow and Image Comics
Synopsis: The universe has been destroyed. Humanity’s last hope of survival, the Orpheus space station, has exploded. The reality field that protects the remaining core has collapsed into a solid crystal. Outside there is a reflection of the vessel. Deva awakens from her coma after being exposed to entropy. There remain four killers in confinement along with Kirin, the only person that shares Deva’s knowledge. Kirin is the last living saboteur determined to destroy humanity. Add to that, the new board of directors is just as conniving as ever. Deva struggles with her own paranoia while the truth remains: everyone actually is actively against her and her plans to save the human race.
The next 22 pages launch a new arc of word-dense storytelling that absolutely pulls you in.
The trade paperback we previously reviewed is required reading.
Right out of the gate Alex Lu, the editor, misses the spellchecker has renamed the Entity the Entropy creating a confusing catch-up page. Spellcheck is not your friend.
The underpinning of the story is a theme of quantum physics. The cat is or is not in the box. You won’t know for sure until you look. Until you do the cat is in both places. The cat may be dead or alive. Until you look, the cat is both dead and alive.
The art is nice and returns to the style and settings that are familiar to the reader. Colors are sublime and muted, totally appropriate for this psychological thriller.
This issue is a must at 4 of 5 stars.
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.