Lightstep #1

Writer: Milos Slavkovic Artist: Milos Slavkovic Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

January Lee is of royal descent, part of the ruling class that lives out their lives on accelerated, "Lightstepped" worlds where a single day is a lifetime on a normal planet. But her "holy ailment," which allows her to see the truth behind the Primogenitor's lies, marks her for banishment to the outer worlds.

This is the beginning of a fantastic tale of alien worlds, a star-spanning empire, and rogues and rebels seeking a weapon hidden in the transmission of a radio drama from Earth thousands of years ago.

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 19, 2018

    Not since Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius have I been more interested in a science fiction story. Read 'Lightstep' for its deeper meaning, but also its exceptional beauty. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Nov 14, 2018

    Lightstepon the surface appears to carry a nauseating premise, allowing the concept of superiority to carry forward under the charade of a holy crusade for racial purity, making the story unsavory within a serene utopia. However as we become endeared with January and her rejection of those principles, the title undergoes a startling closing transformation, showing even those raised within this environment can see the truth, all hidden within sacrifices deemed necessary for the good of all. With subtle color choices and stunning illustrations used to bring out the beauty of both sides, this title appears destined for a deeper social consciousness, but for now, all we are left with is a narrative which is perverse in its lack of initial morality. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Nov 20, 2018

    Not without its flaws, LIGHTSTEP #1 looks as if it could bring some original ideas to the science fiction genre. I want to give it some time to grow, but the sprouts looks good so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Nov 21, 2018

    I'd hesistate to say that Lightstep #1 is great, but it could be the beginning of a great series. I'm looking forward to seeing how it unfolds, and I recommend you check it out, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 21, 2018

    It is a gorgeous book to look at though and the art is amazingly detailed and fluid. Perhaps the next issue will bring the story into focus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Nov 23, 2018

    "Lightstep" #1 features beautiful art and some interesting layouts, with enough narrative push to merit further reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Simon Hodgkiss-Rogers Nov 21, 2018

    Summary Interesting Sci-Fi with some beautiful imagery. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Nov 21, 2018

    There's no way to relate to these characters or this story, and that's why it ultimately fails. Read Full Review

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