Pax Romana #1

Pax Romana #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Jonathan Hickman Publisher: Image Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 31, 2008

    Hickman sets a perfect pace in this opening issue, introducing each character clearly while still setting the stage and advancing the plot. When politics, science, religion and war converge, the result is no simple scenario. However, Hickman spells out the complexity of the situation clearly, but accessibility doesn't lead to oversimplification or a patronizing tone. The writer conveys the science-fiction elements in a convincing manner; the notion of time travel as presented here comes off as plausible rather than fantastic. He's also granted the characters distinct, believable voices. Perhaps the most interesting sequence in the story is one that's almost entirely text-based. The debate among the cardinals and the pope about what to do with their new technology is compelling. They don't seem like madmen or even intense zealots. Instead, there's thoughtfulness in their discussions, but there's passion and trepidation as well. Read Full Review

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