Space: the final frontier. Or that’s how we like to think of it anyway. Truth is, so far all we’ve proven is that we make leaps and then fall back into complacency, whilst a few amongst us try to convince the rest of us to take one more. Moreci and Malhotra’s Roche Limit introduces us to humanity after we’ve taken one.
Set in a future where humanity has managed to form a colony around a celestial phenomenon that somehow hasn’t destroyed them, its story is focused on those that have made their lives there and its newest addition Sonya Torin. Looking for her sister and helped rather reluctantly by the mysterious Alex Ford, Sonya quite quickly realises that the Roche colony doesn’t care what she does, unless she keeps asking questions to the wrong people.
Its also apparent that there are things going on that are bigger than a simple missing relative. Secret experiments, people disappearing and unexplained objects dropping from the sky…there are so many places the story can go it’s pretty exciting. Michael Moreci has talked about how this is the comic he’s been waiting to write his entire life and it shows.
But none of this would be possible without Vic Malhotra. If Moreci was the architect, then it’s Malhotra that turned those ideas into a living, vibrant world. There’s so much going on in the background of the main characters story, mini drama’s that we only get a small glimpse of. We’ll never see how they end, but it makes the world feel so much more real than a lot of other comics I’ve seen.
In the end its still an introductory issue. We’re being introduced to everyone and getting a feel for the world they live in. But what a great world it is; dangerous, seedy, fascinating.
I can’t wait to delve in.
Cover image courtesy of Image.
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