I really love the world Mr. Vargas has created here. Between cyborg animals and robots that are based on them, there is a synergy between the natural world and the one created by humans. The colors are big and bold and reflect the culture of the Peruvian people. It’s refreshing to see a cyberpunk story that does not rely on Western mythos. The pacing in this volume is stronger than the first, but what is really impressive are the two-page spreads which are murals depicting the backstory. Be sure to spend some time with them.
Be aware that Mr. Vargas does not hold back on the violence here, nor should he. It’s clearly necessary to tell the story he wants to tell. But what it does do is make us reflect on how we treat others and how far you’re willing to go to get what you want.
Rated “M” for mature due to violence and sexual acts.
Creative Team: Gustaffo Vargas (writer/artist)
Publisher: Taco Tinta Press
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