Embedded with mysterious abilities unknown to him, Marvin Mosely aims to free humanity from the technological overlords that control humanity.

But the question is, how can Mosely accomplish such a goal when power might not be enough? How can Mosely succeed against compliance? And what are the consequences that come from wielding such power?

Writing: While this book is a cyberpunk cautionary tale on the surface, at its core, Gulliroy shows that this is a book about family and the complicated relationships that tie humanity together while the dangerous ideas of technological perfection pull us apart. The conflict in this book is intriguing because Marvin Mosely with all of the technological power that he has recently obtained, there are two things he can’t truly punch against such as collective belief, and influence. It’s an interesting conflict that begs the question as to how one can change the minds of others who willingly give away their selves under systems that keep them conditioned and sedated to their benefit. And even with such great power, even power has its limitations in how it is used and applied, which Guillory explores those ideas a bit in this issue as Marvin wrestles with his idea of his mission versus what is required of his mission, and how even those ideas conflict despite the intent of helping humanity find itself again.

Art/Verdict: Sam Lofti illustrates the issue and it is stylistically exciting, animated, and cinematic. The linework and layouts are dynamic and the visual narrative displayed between the gutters are clear for readers to read without getting lost in all of the visual information. Jean-Francois Beaulieu color work is bombastic, adding an intensity to Lotfi’s layouts, and Andrew Thomas’s lettering is proficiently placed throughout the book, complimenting the art and tying the story and art together in solid harmony. This is a solid installment that is just as strong as the first issue and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Add this to your pull list for new comic book day.

By Anthony Andujar Jr.

Anthony Andujar Jr. is an NYC cartoonist and lover of comics and music. So much so that it led him to writing comic book reviews in between it all.