At times, the ideas presented through imagery felt inspired by modern art as opposed to graphic novel – filmic storytelling. No doubt it’s a hefty read, but one that’s worthwhile – especially if you’re a sci-fi fan, especially if you like political intrigue that reaches into the subconscious of not only the characters but into collective subconscious of society as a whole. The world of Arcadia is rich and dynamic.
However, Paknael and Pfeiffer do give in to their own nerd tendencies at times. Here, two giant figures fighting within the crumbling city of Arcadia reminds me of Evangelion or Godzilla. And that’s the brilliant thing about this book; it approaches pretty complex issues within the context of hard sci-fi allowing it to play at times within a familiar (and enjoyable) landscape. Books like this make me giddy and are one of the causes for the continuing tide of people growing cold towards some of the bigger comic companies and showing more attention to companies like BOOM! and Image. Keep it up!