Wildfire Volume 1

Is genetically modified food an end to world hunger or a
first class ticket to the apocalypse? Dan Miller is a plant biologist working
with a small team perfecting an accelerated plant growth process. When things
go wrong, Los Angeles pays the price in a disaster story unlike any before.
A handful of the scariest books I’ve ever read are the
ones that are based in a more realistic setting.  As frightening as the zombie apocalypse may
be, it’s still an occurrence many can’t see as too feasible.  The possibility of something as simple as
genetic experimentation is far more likely, but just as scary.  In volume one of Wildfire, we get a glimpse
of just such an experiment gone very wrong.
In this first Wildfire collection, we are introduced to a
group of scientists trying to solve the very real problem of food
production.  Under pressure to show
success, a presentation of their genetic modification on plants is unknowingly
released into the environment.  The
catastrophe it creates is rapid and disastrous for southern California, leaving
death and destruction for miles.  Although
things eventually worked out by the end, the aftermath of the incident is devastating.
I was pleased with the artwork within volume one of the
series.  As it progressed, I actually
thought it got better as certain things needed to be illustrated.  In particular I thought the visuals for areas
destroyed by wildfires were really quite impressive.  The color work as a whole throughout the
whole book was really strong and especially vibrant in places it needed to be.
The first volume of this series did a great job of
showing us one of the many “what if” scenarios that could happen in our
world.  I enjoyed the foreshadowing at
the very end which leads into the premise for the second volume to hit next
year.  I’ll be on the look for it, but in
the mean time, grab volume one once it hits stores.
Wildfire Volume 1
will be available later this year

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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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