Venus Rises: Exordium tagged posts

Venus Rises Series 2 #1

Conceived and Written by J.G. Birdsall
Illustrated by Thomas Garbarini

As I write this I’m in the middle of nowhere with no cell service or wifi. Normally when I review a comic book as clearly marked “Series 2” as this I would try to find out what “Series 1” was all about. That’s not an option, which gives me the opportunity to take this on its own without checking its history, or even the Kickstarter campaign that funded it.

The only history I did get was a “history so far” blurb and a two-page timeline of major historical events. With those included, I was able to at least epic together a bit of what I was walking into. Short version: government and corporations clash, corporations take control of the government...

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Venus Rises: Exordium #1

J.G. Birdsall (writing, conception), Thomas Garbarini (illustrations)

In the near future, Earth is devastated by a chain of cataclysmic events leading to a pandemic collapse of governments. The human race narrowly escapes Earth with technology amassed by mega-corporations, and colonizes Mars and Venus. As Venus becomes home to the working class, and Mars the seat of power, long-running political and cultural clashes return. Talk of revolution permeates the ether. Humankind finds itself once again at the crossroads of extinction as… VENUS RISES.

This issue introduces two sets of characters: First, some of the Shirokawa Company on Mars, focusing on one man who seemingly wants to get off of Mars, though the planet is painted as some sort of utopia to those who don’t live there...

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