Join The Future #1 Review
The future is now and it’s brighter and better than ever. In megacity USA enjoy organic fruits and vegetables, health care, basic income, and sporting events, all free and at your fingertips. It’s the future and they want you to join.
In Join The Future the idea of a megacity and all of its accommodations sound enticing, but to some, the technology free past is the purer form of living. These ideals are diminishing however, but not for the reasons you might think. The old west holdouts aren’t giving in, they’re being punished by diminishing food stores and wildlife to hunt. There’s also wild conspiracies of mercenaries being hired to topple those few last remaining settlements.
But why? Why must the small town USA give in to the megacity. Who benefits? What’s the endgame? These are the questions that so enticed me about Join The Future #1. Zack Kaplan challenges the old west against the sleek and metallic future. He’s joined by Piotr Kowalski of Sex from Image Comics (he also did a few stories for The Witcher), giving the book an unforgiving hard look.
Join The Future isn’t the book that will put Aftershock Comics on the map but it is one of the better books from the publisher I’ve read. They’re definitely barking up the right tree. There’s something here, something might I say, in their future? I’ll see myself out.
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