The Last Space Race #1
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The Last Space Race #1

Writer: Peter Calloway Artist: Alex Shibao Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
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NEW SERIES! It started as an anomaly. An outlier in the noise that's so common in astronomical data. But the truth sends the United States-and the world-careening into what will become humanity's LAST SPACE RACE.
Leading the effort for the United States is one man, Sasha Balodis. A fun-loving tech billionaire turned aerospace titan, Sasha's seemingly perfect life has been gripped by recent trage-dy. Building and launching the most expensive, most ambitious and most important project in history-well, it gives him something to live for again.
There's only one thing standing in his way: his arch-rival and chief aerospace competitor, Rog more

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 10, 2018

    The Last Space Race at the moment is more about the potential of the series than anything else. Peter Calloway gives us a familiar type of explorer in Sasha that we've seen in books and movies before and that works fine since there are requirements for this to work with the story itself. Alex Shibao and Natalie Marques put together a good looking book here with character designs that I like and some good color work as well, especially with the uniforms during the flight test sequence. I'm interested in seeing where it goes since works like these are where I spend the bulk of my novel reading times and we don't see them often in comic form – which is why I continue to really look forward to every new work from AfterShock as they take some chances. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 14, 2018

    A solid introductory issue to get the series started: the conflict is introduced and backstory is given on the lead protagonist. It's readable, but isn't too exciting. I'm definitely in for a second issue and will decide after that if I continue to see where this title is going. AfterShock's record is strong, so I'm encouraged. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 10, 2018

    At its core, the comic is something we've seen before but it's the fun attitude of it all that makes it entertaining. There's just something about the interactions and characters that deliver a first issue that has you wanting to come back. It feels like when actors have fun in their roles which makes what you're watching more entertaining. Now, to see if it can really differentiate itself. It has the opportunity to go a wide range of ways. And, with what's hinted at, there should be some emotional depth to what's to come. And if done right, this could wind up being one hell of a series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Sep 20, 2018

    The Last Space Race combines good art and a good, albeit familiar, premise into an easy read. Fans of the genre will no doubt like this and be eager to pick up subsequent issues. Assuming the team keep the momentum going with the right amount of twists, turns and revelations, I think this will become one to get on-board with. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Oct 12, 2018

    I expected a race in space not a race for going in space. So that points disappoint me a little. The story isn't bad but wasn't very original.
    I see this kind of story in movie, comics (US, French & Manga), SF novel ... It's hard for the story to be very different, but at least the character should be. And for what I see until now, they are not. That's said the story is good & well written.

    Cover - I choose the réguler, not really related. 1/2
    Writing - It's not bad. Maybe not very hopeful (At the beginning have 1 hour to live, and later we see it's a suicide mission). 2/3
    Arts - The arts made the job but without shining. I almost mix some of the characters. Shame because some panel are really good. 2/3
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