Retroworld #1

Retroworld #1

Writer: Patrick Galliano Artist: Cedric Peyravernay, Bazal Publisher: Humanoids Publishing Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $19.95 Critic Reviews: 1
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The Earthlings have been occupying the known universe for such a long time that some worlds have forgotten their true origins. The planets which have kept a memory of the "Formers" have come together to form a Galactic Federation, whereas the "Retroes" are worlds that have returned to an archaic way of life. The Federation entrusts a delicate mission to its best agent to help a retro world called Almagiel evolve. Retroworld is a rich sci-fi saga adapted from the work of Julia Verlanger, one of the most celebrated authors of the French science fiction movement.

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    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Mar 11, 2016

    The issue I have is that this book feels like a sprint. I'm not sure if it's a translation issue, or a "we adapted this from a much longer novel" issue, but the pacing feels dramatically off. This might just be an issue with translating this specific story to panels, or it might be a weakness in the source material I'm unfamiliar with, but either way it was jarring for me. Characters mourn a death, and a page later they're pretty well over it. Everyone is paper thin and replaceable, but if you don't mind a quick read without much empathy, this will suffice. Everything else lined up so nicely though, and your own experience with it might be far different. Read Full Review

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