This issue sees the first glimpse of Arthur McBride’s rise to power and it may leave you a little shocked as to how it’s handled. In addition, we get to spend some more time with everyone’s favourite Scooby-Doo wannabe and all round weasel, Croger Babb, as his investigation uncovers a shocking revelation worthy of an Eastenders drumroll.
Issue 4 opens up with a group of people starving and fighting over what little remains (a scene few other than Lidl employees, can relate to). It’s a depressing opening gambit but it pays off.
From homeless to desperate to wanted criminals, Maia and Arthur have had no luck whatsoever and I’m not even sure whose fault it all is. Sure, Maia has the moral high ground but morals are overrated and I prefer my ground murky and complex.
Maia and Arthur are on the run after an itty bitty triple homicide. Maia is also starting to realise that she might be travelling with someone she doesn’t know at all despite him being her cousin. Meanwhile, old Stabs McGhee himself, seems eerily calm and meek.
Described as an “epic, political sci-fi conspiracy thriller”, you might’ve guessed that this series has got a lot of work to do if it wants to earn that first adjective (I’m not giving them away).
Arthur McBride discovers Maia’s secret…and her act of compassion could get them both killed.
Breaking Bad meets Blade Runner. Arthur McBride’s planetary regime has fallen. His story is over. That is until reporter Croger Babb discovers the journal of Arthur’s cousin, Maia. Inside is the violent, audacious hidden history of the legendary freedom fighter. Erased from the official record, Maia alone knows how dangerous her cousin really is… Creative team GABRIEL HARDMAN (KINSKI, “Intense” – A.V. Club) and CORINNA BECHKO (HEATHENTOWN, “Nuanced” – Broken Frontier) brought you scifi adventure before (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: Legacy, Hulk) but never this gritty or this epic.