Comic Review: The Seeds #1 (Dark Horse)

There’s a new book from Berger Books at Dark Horse, and it’s The Seeds. Issue #1 starts off with bees. There are bees, tough little things, wild feral bees. And […]

There’s a new book from Berger Books at Dark Horse, and it’s The Seeds. Issue #1 starts off with bees.

There are bees, tough little things, wild feral bees. And there are a lot more feral beings in this world, where the pages are illustrated in a no-nonsense black ink with putty green second color. It’s a muted world, where on one side of the wall, you have unhappy people WITH technology, and then you have the other side of the wall: low tech. There is a sense of weary desperation about things. You want to escape the place, but where can you go?

Writer Ann Nocenti and Artist David Aja are putting together the links that build their four-issue miniseries. They are forming the connections slowly, the tale being honeycombed with fascinating characters. There is a restless journalist who stumbles upon a real news story. Not a fake news clickbait dangler, this is a real scoop. But maybe TOO real for reality. And uh, dangerous.

There are aliens about, hoping to drain earth of its last dregs of resource. And in the rough and divided world of The Seeds, this can only lead to more terrific twists in the road ahead.

I recommend this book; it’s a bit slow going at first, but I think the links in the story are going to solidify, and this title has the makings of a hit book. Nicely illustrated and tightly scripted, and well worth your money and time.

Dark Horse, The Seeds #1, #3.99 for 32 pages of content. Mature Readers.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!