Review: Man Plus #3
A bullets and bolts fly, Olissipo’s SOF and the cybernetic threat clash head-to-head in a desperate ownership assault. But can Rodrigo and co. secure the renegade android intact and expose the secrets behind her creation? From artist/writer André Lima Araújo comes 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.
If Ghost in the Shell, and Blade Runner had a lovechild, it would be Man Plus. While the atmosphere may not be as noir inspired, it is more clear with each issue what influenced Andre Araujo in this story. Honestly it wouldn’t surprise if at some point this was turned into a anime-ish show. The story has enough plot development, and action for that to work splendidly.
The art presents of mix of two things, cyberpunk and action. While the action seems to be getting more intense as the series continues, as things get more violent, and more explosive. Even the few scenes that used to grow the plot, are drawn in such a way as to not make the reader lose interest. For the most part those scenes to take place mostly in the beginning, right before the explosive action begins.
Story: André Lima Araújo Art: André Lima Araújo
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy
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