Orphan Black: Deviations #1

In a world where Sarah managed to save Beth from taking her own life! With this single twist of fate, the Clone Club comes together in a completely different way and the mystery of Project LEDA unfolds in new, exiting ways! See all your favorite characters return in an all-new light!

Ah, the ongoing debate over the ethics of cloning. There are certainly points to make about the benefits, but equally as strong arguments about the downsides. We explore a world where humans have been cloned in the first issue of Orphan Black: Deviations.

Down and out street hustler Sarah arrives in Toronto in hopes of seeing her daughter, and saves a woman from killing herself. What’s most shocking is that this woman looks exactly like her. Sarah tries to figure out what’s going on, unaware of the bigger mystery within the group of clones with her face. She may learn the hard way as she ends up being kidnapped by these very same clones.

As far as the artwork for this book goes, it’s a pretty good start to the mini series. Illustrations and colors are done well, on par with a lot of the work we see out of IDW. It’s probably tough to draw multiple characters the same, yet just different enough, but they manage to here.

Unfortunately, I’ve never seen a single episode of Orphan Black, although I would like to eventually. That being said, I was completely lost with absolutely no basis of the apparent twist on show events. Unless you’re a viewer of the show, there’s honestly no point in picking up this series.

For more information on Orphan Black: Deviations or other IDW titles, check out IDW Publishing.

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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