Written by Victor LaValle
Art by Jo Mi-Gyeong
Colors by Brittany Peer
Letters by Andworld Design
The Rundown: A young girl awakens to find that the world as she knew it has changed. She must then depend on a new friend to guide her endeavors.
After exploring the area around her home, eleven year old Eve shares a meal with her father. Then, they go to his lab, and something unexpected occurs. Later on, Eve wakes up, and finds that a stranger has been waiting on her. After a difficult conversation, Eve chooses to go on a mission to help someone very important.
The Story: This is a promising narrative filled with both intrigue and kid-like fun. Victor LaValle has done an excellent job creating a youthful character and storyline that is compelling to all audiences. I like Eve’s adventurous and loving spirit. And I was touched by her heartbreak and fear. I am also extremely happy to see the positive portrayal of a Black family. As well as stories that bring light to environmental concerns. I am completely invested in this story and can’t wait for the next issue.
The Art: Youthful, detailed drawings are highlighted by a color palate with backgrounds of greens. The emphasis on facial expressions and gestures help to create a deep emotional connection with the characters. As a whole, this is a beautiful issue that fully transported me into the story.