Archeologists Of Shadows: Vol. 1: The Resistance
Created by Lara Fuentes & Patricio Clarey
Written by Lara Fuentes
Art by Patricio Clarey
Release Date: December 14, 2011
Cover Price: $0.99
Okay, I’m a bit late to the party with this one. I’m like the guy that shows up with a six pack of Shiner after getting off work late, only to find everyone has finished drinking. That said, the symbiosis of illustration and prose in Archeologists Of Shadows: The Resistance was astounding! I can only sit here, stunned and amazed.
Imagine a world where all things organic are being mechanized. People, animals, bugs…everything. Our protagonists, Baltimo211447w and Alix1739413x (known as files, not people), are unwilling to continue the process that is converting their world to machines. Resistance is futile or so they are told (Yeah, I used a Star Trek/Borg reference, get over it). They are offered a chance to escape this living nightmare and they take it. This is the beginning of our adventure and we are completely submerged into a beautifully rendered (both in words and art) story.
I refuse to get too deeply into the storyline because it really is something you have to experience. I will seldom ever say this, but you have to go buy this comic. Lara Fuentes gives us a tale that is bewitching and loaded with symbolism, keeping the reader so wrapped up in the comic that it seems to have a life of it’s own. I have never been a huge fan of digital art but Patricio Clarey‘s work is like highly detailed sci-fi/steampunk art on steroids. And it’s loaded with full page, one panel masterpieces.
But again, I stress, go buy this and read it. It was exceptional on every level. If the genre isn’t to your liking, it’s still worth buying just to bear witness to the art. I am so glad that I got to read this comic and totally cannot wait until the next one is released. For a buck, what are you risking? Seriously, click on the website and buy it.