Review by: theWAC1

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Story by Greg Rucka
Art by Michael Lark
Cover by Michael Lark

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

This was awesome. Forever is becoming very interesting and Im excited to see how her familial role plays out. We already knew she didn’t “work quite right” but it was cool to see some of that “validated” by her “father”. To see a genetically designed killer showing empathy in a cruel world is a strsnge idea. The quotes are because things are not always as they seem in this story and under handedness and lies may be foundations for this family.. This is one elaborate family dynamic in a very elaborate and thought out future. Forever particularly stood out to me in the Hollywood slum with the note.

The story is excellent, but the back matter sold me. I’m a big fan of books that teach me things and give me something extra. The time line sold the book for me. Privitized governments are a scary thought and the way it all played out seemed eerily plausible.

The artwork is right for the book and solid, but doesn’t stand out. The acting and expressions are good. I really dug the clock in the first scene and the Hollywood sign. The touches are there. I guess it just seems a little flat for my taste.

Overall, Rucka and Lark have put together a well thought out, complex, and interesting action/ sci fi/ semi-socio-political narrative with a healthy dose of family drama. For $2.99 this is a great package. I will be back for more.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 3 - Good


  1. Strange, but the $2.99 keeps me aboard too. It’s like, “why not see where this goes”

  2. I’d put the art at a 4 personally. I’ve always enjoyed Larks art style.

    • Its very solid and has its moments. Expressions are good. I was thinking 3 or 4 and my gut said 3. I think the coloring is what rounds it down for me. This is very much in the Gary Brown, Shawn Martinborough style (a style if which Im a big fan), but I feel that they have better colorists that elevate the visual appeal for me. Maybe this world is supposed to look dead and depressing, in which case the colors are perfect. The story telling panel to panel was great too. Its not bad, I just wasnt all that impressed is all.

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