Join the Future #3

Writer: Zack Kaplan Artist: Piotr Kowalski Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

As Franklin's residents finally move to the seductive ultramodern megacity, Clementine Libbey, the Mayor's strong-willed daughter, is the last left in the small town. Alone, she tracks down the gruff and mysterious technology scavenger known as the Trader and earns his gunslinger training in her quest for revenge. But will she compromise her ideals and accept using advanced technology or will she go up against the hi-tech weapons of the local law enforcement with nothing but her six-shooter? Come join her adventure in this sci-fi western. Come join the future.

Written by Zack Kaplan (LOST CITY EXPLORERS) with art from Piotr Kowalski more

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 30, 2020

    Join the Future #3 successfully takes on more of the narrative weight to serve as a turning point for both the setting and the main character, while never losing focus on the character-driven heart that keeps me excitedly coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jul 8, 2020

    The book is well drawn and I appreciate the attention to detail. I enjoyed the shading on the clothes and I feel like you can see every single fold and wrinkle. This attention to details adds a huge amount of depth to the story and complements the powerful dialogue. I applaud the creative team on this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 8, 2020

    Join the Future really hits a solid middle of the storyline kind of episode here where it takes the necessary downtime to explore a few things, make a few reveals, and “level up” our lead a bit in more ways than one. You really feel for Clementine both through Kaplan's dialogue but also the expressiveness that Kowalski gives her. I also continue to really love the way Brad Simpson colors this series as it has such good earthy tones without it becoming a dustbowl or overly barren. It's got a life to it that really works well. And after reading so many books recently where I wanted to strangle some letters for overcomplicating the work, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou really does deliver a solid and accessible work here that made every piece of dialogue and more easy to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jul 9, 2020

    In many ways the limitations of this issue and of the overall scope of the series lie within the muddled thematic elements themselves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Jul 8, 2020

    But overall, Join the Future's narrative and aesthetics seem to be setting up a significant altercation in the issues to come, while also building out its very specific, but familiar, world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Liem Duong Jul 10, 2020

    Kaplan and Kowalski keep strolling along with yet another amazing issue. As usual, the art, colors and writing are splendid. But this issue dives into a deeper theme set out for this series and critiques both Western and Sci-fi genres. As Clem begins training to get her revenge for her family, Clem repeatedly faces obstacles that leads her to make a compromise with who she is and how she lives in order to reach her goal. And I really like that about this issue and how it utilizes both genres.

    As the world of JTF rapidly develops, people have to make compromises of who they are in order to have better lives for themselves and those they care about. And with this world, it means giving up living a rural Western lifestyle. And I fi more

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