Comic Review: Tomorrow #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

The end of the world.. is just the beginning. So says the cover of Tomorrow #1, from Dark Horse’s Berger Books imprint. Episode One, “Going Viral” might impress readers as […]

The end of the world.. is just the beginning. So says the cover of Tomorrow #1, from Dark Horse’s Berger Books imprint.

Episode One, “Going Viral” might impress readers as having been based on recent events: the spread of AIDS, Ebola, and Coronaviruses. Computer hacking and computer viruses. Well, join all that drama, horror and potential paranoia, and you have the goldmine playground of Tomorrow.

Peter Milligan, (Shade, Animal Man, Elektra, etc) in a lengthy intro, gives us the inside scoop as to his thoughts behind Tomorrow; essentially, It’s about kids, those heroes, those terrible Lord of the Flies villains, those little ambiguously motivated children. The hopes they inspire, the evil they absorb. Not all little angels, but then there are the flawed adults around, who think they know everrrrrything. So says Peter, the conjurer of Tomorrow, from Borneo, in 2020.

As a dramatic story, Tomorrow has promise. Dark promise. Just like cello player Oscar Fuentes, who is both gifted and disturbed, incapable of genuine emotion and understanding. Perhaps autistic, or at least autistic to a degree on one of its pentatonic scales. And his sister Cira, his muse and confidante, who is about to encounter truly frightening scenarios, while she’s all alone.

It’s grim, violent, gory. Jésus Hervas illustrates without pulling punches. He and colourist James Devlin delve into the bruising, battering reality of a pandemic and all its ill effects.

The journey has just begun, as the virus spreads. Are you traveling abroad this week? Innoculate yourself against further worry by picking up a copy of Tomorrow, and we’ll catch up with you with issue two!

Dark Horse, Tomorrow #1, #3.99 for 26 pages of content plus bonus pages, Assume Mature readers

Alan Spinney

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