Insurrection V3.6 #1 Written by Blake Masters, Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Michael Penick
Covers by Karl Richardson, Rael Lyra BOOM! Studios
Release Date: September 7, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99
When it comes to comic books I love all kinds, especially science fiction books. I recently sat down and read Insurrection V3.6 #1 from BOOM Studios.
Insurrection V3.6 takes place in the year 3000 and sets the backdrop that our planet has become a utopian society where crime and war is a thing of the past and peace and philosophy reign. Corporations have risen up and have taken their mining operations to other planets to ship the materials back to our planet. But on one world what would be regular mining becomes difficult because of constant conflict. One company called Glomrat uses A.I. units as security for day to day operations and to defend facilities.
Blake Masters and Michael Alan Nelson write a good story, but it is also one that jumps around a bit making it hard to follow. There is a lot of action in this story. While I do like the overall concept of the story, it really does not hold up in this book.
I really love the art by Michael Penick. He sets up every scene perfectly whether it is on Earth or in a factory or in a mine, he sets the tone of every location. Earth is very bright and hopeful and battlefields are gritty. The facial expressions on the characters that are A.I. units give them more of a human feel.
This is a good book, but I don’t know if I would continue to pick it up. It is a bit of a reminder of the James Cameron movie Avatar. Having said all of that, I give this book a 3 out of 5.