Eve is a dystopian adventure limited series from author Victor LaValle, artist Jo Mi-Gyeong, colorist Brittany Peer and letterer AndWorld Design.
The five issue comic follows an eleven year old girl living in an apocalyptic future where global warming decimated Earth and the human population. Her mission is to explore the ruined wasteland of the planet in order to find and then plant special seeds engineered by her father, a brilliant scientist.
Joining the hero on her quest is Wexler, an advanced android that vaguely resembles a teddy bear, Wexler was sent by Eve’s father to guide her on their mission to save the world. While she’s a superstar in her own right, Wexler is certainly my favorite character in the book at this point in time.
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His mechanical makeup lends credence to his relentless stream of harsh realism, creating some genuinely hilarious contrast. While the lead character is realistically frightened by the daunting task waiting in front of her, she has displayed only courage and bravery thus far. Her naivete and positive attitude clashing with Wexler’s cold, robotic demeanor perfectly displays LaValle’s elegant, classic writing.
The first issue revealed that our title character had spent her eleven years of life in a virtual simulation, an illusion of a world that no longer existed. Her father has been guiding the spirited child from Space through Wexler, the android/teddy bear.
Issue #2 increases the action while providing readers with some intriguing backstory. As Eve steers their boat through Manhattan and towards the shore, Wexler reveals what happened to the people of Earth.
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When the ice caps melted due to climate change, a virus was unleashed. The virus brought never ending hunger to those it infected. The infected became akin to zombies, although they appear more I Am Legend and less World War Z.
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Our hero’s adventure towards the mangrove seeds of salvation is truly gorgeous, and far more colorful than your average dystopian future comic. Jo Mi-Gyeong illustrates a very unique, energetic world with particularly stunning character design, and Brittany Peer brings that world to life vibrantly. It’s a shame that this creative team may only work together for the remaining three issues, because they are spinning gold.
The dangers of climate change are explored organically in this wonderful series, and the potential savior of this damaged world is a delightfully strong and inspiring eleven year old girl. Take those elements, throw in an android teddy bear fighting zombies underwater, and you have a fascinating, fresh comic book.
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I am eagerly awaiting Eve #3, which hits shelves on July 14th, 2021, and I highly recommend the first two issues, available digitally wherever comics are sold and at your local comic book store, should you be so blessed to have one in town.
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