Reviewed by Brady Steele. Space jungles are set ablaze by falling stars harboring malevolent aliens in Adam.3 #2. The threat of a forest fire is given a fresh perspective in this fresh new world. Tensions mount as surviving infernos, attacks both domestic and foreign loom as well as impending fatherhood for our new world jungle man.
WRITTEN BY: Scott Kolins
ART BY: Scott Kolins
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: 2 September 2015
In two issues, creator Scott Kolins has done a remarkable job at world building. Not only that, his world feels like it has so much to explore that Kolins could stay here for a long, long time. There’s vengeance, there’s heroism, there’s prophecy and there’s also lots of talking animals. Adam.3, our sci-fi wild man, his very pregnant wife, Skye, and rebellious son (from another mom) Beo, seem to be the only humans on this tropical paradise of a planet. When a meteor crash lands and starts to endanger the animals and their homes in the forest, Adam.3 literally leaps into rescue mode.
Kolins pulls off so many great scenes in this issue that it’s hard to pick a favorite. His animals look so real and natural. His scenery shifts and coloring are very effective mood setters. Everything else he manages to create herein looks so remarkable. His alien invaders look especially menacing.
On the surface, this book looks like as advertised: Jungle adventure mixed with a touch of futuristic tech and aliens. This appears to be a winning combination for this to be an entertaining book. Looking a little deeper, you can see there are some intriguing subplots or mysteries percolating already. I won’t spoil those as its part of the charm of this book to see them begin to take root. If you’re looking for something fun and gorgeous to read, Adam.3 #2 will not steer your wrong.
Score: 8.5/10 Skulls
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