Saturday, August 18, 2018

Analog #5 - Review

Man Out Of Time

Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: David O'Sullivan
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by: Joe Sabino
Publisher: Image Comics

Publication Date: 15 August 

This book has been an enjoyable light-hearted adventure that has allowed me to empathize with the grumpy technophobe lead while enjoying watching him crack a few heads together. Will this be a good close of the first arc? Let's see.

Its a funny little tale being told in Analog. Firstly, let's look at what we have been given. A fairly flamboyant trip around a post-digitally connected world with the gumshoe 1950s throwback lead Jack smuggling records around the globe. What is interesting though is that there is a very, very intriguing backstory of the fall of the digitized age. I'd like a lot more of this story in the subsequent arcs. This issue shows Jack on the trail of someone who has been using his name and sends him on a bar crawl of the streets of San Fransisco.

Art-wise in this issue we are out and about pounding the streets which give us lots of interesting details on the state of the future. Much more interesting than the usual analog backroom bars that Jack inhabits. There is an exquisite section of work towards the end of the book with a speakeasy bar that is so stylish it is worth the price of the comic. 

Bits and Pieces:

Another stylish edition of this book, a little bit more on the interesting pre-story, and the usual fun and excitement of the contemporary story and the tug of war between analog and digital. 


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