Stellar

Stellar #2

by Alan Rapp on July 25, 2018

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Stellar #2 comic reviewIssue #2 features Stellar squaring off against her old friends while intercutting the battle and its aftermath with flashbacks to Stellar’s past and how, as children, they were chosen and turned into weapons for a higher purpose by a fascist government with their own agenda.

Although at first it looks like Stellar’s old pals are after revenge or justice, it turns out they merely want to return her to the only place in the universe she doesn’t wish to go: Home.

While slowly revealing its secrets, Stellar #2 continues to impress. The wasteland which her friends return Stellar to is hardly uninhabited, but the giant monster is far from the group’s biggest problem. It seems the most unstable member of the old gang, long thought dead, is in fact alive and (from what little we can gleam here) has some disturbing plans for his old friends.

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Stellar #1

by Alan Rapp on June 25, 2018

in Comics

Stellar #1 comic reviewAs with old sci-fi paperbacks, sometimes a cool cover and an intriguing title is all you need. Stellar #1 from writer Joe Keatinge and artist Bret Blevins fits into sci-fi fantasy with space-bound bounty hunters and soldiers dropping from the sky like kamikaze comets. Transformed as a weapon in intergalactic war but now working as a bounty hunter, the first issue introduces us the formidable Stellar who mirrors the broken landscape which she drags her reluctant bounty across.

We get a pretty basic bounty hunter story set against the interesting alien backdrop. From what we see of her, Stellar wouldn’t be out of place in any number of other sci-fi settings from Star Wars to Firefly.

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