Review: Man Plus #2
Aesthetics of the Modern Synthetic
As Olissipo’s crack police squad piece together the cause of the recent android attack, a dangerous thread of violence and corruption begins to unravel, leading from the city’s seediest ghettos, to the dizzying heights of its business district.
From artist/writer André Lima Araújo comes the riveting second chapter of this high-octane dystopian thriller that whisks the reader into the thick of a robotic skirmish and the unsettling conspiracy that lies at its heart
The more I read this, the more notice the influence of Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell. While it may not be as dark, or noir based in atmosphere, the influence is still apparent. That being said, this is a much brighter idea in terms of atmosphere. Of course, if that is a difference of mediums, remains to be seen. Even though there is a considerable surprise in this issue, that I won’t spoil.
While the story has some influence by Ghost in the Shell, the art does not. Clearly the influence is more western in origins. The early, and last part are action filled, and the action is filled with a fluid style of movement. While the middle is more of a story driven art style, as more cyborg characters are brought in. Along side with clearly unaltered counterparts.
Story: André Lima Araújo Art: André Lima Araújo
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy
Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review