Alex + Ada #6

Alex + Ada #6

Writer: Sarah Vaughn, Jonathan Luna Artist: Jonathan Luna Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.4Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Ada now sees the world through different eyes, but life has become more complicated for her and Alex.

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez May 8, 2014

    This comic always makes me think about humanity and I really like that. Is a fun read yet it invites to reflection. I also like how the relationship between Ada and Alex is being built. They are learning about each other just as Ada is learning about the world, little by little, seeing what makes them different and similar. The art is great as usual and there is a cliff hanger that just made me scream. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson May 6, 2014

    Alex + Ada is a slow burn of twists and turns, and when they happen, are subtle and disarming. Alex's grandmother is one example and at the end of this issue a new wrinkle gets thrown in that seems so simple but so drastically impactful. Throughout this series I have yet to find a lackluster issue and issue #6 is no different. Alex + Ada is a deeply intertwined story masterfully constructed by Luna and Vaughn which is masked in it's clean, simple presentation. Don't be fooled by it's approach because it is rich with drama and emotion which struggles to answer the question, few have the answer to, of what it means to be human. However, Alex + Ada is the best possible story and relationship constructed to try to answer it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 12, 2014

    Though it's a color comic, Luna keeps the palette limited to pale neutrals until the bloom of the only slightly more vibrant colors in the concluding cliffhanger scene in the garden out back. The last page is lovely yet ominous, with Ada's wrist that the mark of her stigma in shadow as she looks uncertainly at a friendly neighbor. Luna and Vaughn let Ada's situation speak for itself. She won't be content to be locked in the house like a secret, and the tension between safety and freedom will dominate what comes next. "Alex + Ada" #6 is another excellent issue from Luna and Vaughn, with a strong progression of internal psychology dynamics and tone along with the consistently strong artwork and characterization. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee May 8, 2014

    Ada overall seems to be adjusting well and is fairly happy. Unfortunately Alex has a little bit more on the mind that's troubling him; naturally it's only going to get even more complicated here on out. Luna and Vaughn once again manage to capture readers in an exciting issue that is both adorable, profound, and gripping in it's storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Asaph Bitner May 6, 2014

    "Alex + Ada #6" is a great exploration of how a machine might start develop into a person. The growing relationship between Alex and Ada feels realistic and yet special, in this series' fantastically realized "ordinary" science-fiction universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell May 13, 2014

    A strong issue that is still in Act II of the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian May 7, 2014

    Last issue was a jolt in ALEX ADA's slow build, as Ada gained sentience and became overwhelmed by the world. This month, we settle into a routine that's anything but; Ada gets to experience the world -- really experience it -- for the first time, and we get to experience it along with her. Vaughn and Luna continue to provoke us with questions about what it means to be human, and whether Alex or Ada is living more authentically. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney May 6, 2014

    It just goes to show that you dont necessarily need high adventure and lasers a-shootin throughout to make a good science fiction story, or indeed a great comic series. Slow-burning, thoughtful and extraordinarily humanist, its examining some big ideas that we may well be dealing with in our own lifetimes. Its rare for a story like this to tackle the potential joys of ever-advancing technology, and that Vaughn and Luna manage to do it not only in good taste, but with a deep sensitivity is a wonderful surprise. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Steven Merced May 11, 2014

    So as you can see the issue was very strait forward with no real climax at the end of it. Sure it was still a great read but as I stated above the whole thing feels like filler for something bigger. The one bit of dialogue that stuck with me and I feel could come into play is when Alex tells Ada she does not have to do what everyone tells her to do. This could turn into a very interesting situation especially with what happens on the very last page. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly May 10, 2014

    That quote from Alex comes into play towards the very end of the issue, but I won't leave any spoilers here. I will say that this is one of the strongest cliffhangers this series has had thus far. On the other hand, depending on how you look at it this is the only noteworthy event of this whole issue. I still think the little everyday nuances that are thrown in add a level of realism to the book, but for some people I can understand seeing it as a turn-off. Hopefully issue #7 kicks things up a notch, but I'd be lying if I didn't say this issue was good and surely a turn-around from last month's lackluster installment. Read Full Review

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