Review: E.X.O.: The Legend of Wale Williams Part Two
Fear of technology is one of those themes that Isaac Asimov, mastered in his time. In I Robot, the dangers of artificial intelligence are explored and also how it affects human life. Daniel Wilson, also explores the capacity of robots and how fearful we should be of artificial intelligence in Robocalypse. Both stories, makes one question how much we need technology and just how smart do we need artificial intelligence to be.
Naturally, where technology propels so does the military industrial complex, as can be seen by the mass production of drones. As this industry is usually light years ahead of private industry, they tend to take advantage of technology that the world gets used to. This effect twofold, as technology improves lifestyles it also becomes more evasive, as those same drones were used for military missions now they are also used to spy on neighbors. In Part Two of Sage One of EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams, the dangers of technology is explored even more as, we catch up with our heroes shortly after Wale and Rotimi both suffer injuries form their last battle with CREED.
In the first few pages, we catch up with Fury as she is on mission to retrieve data, so she knows exactly what Prytek and CREED are up to. We also catch up with Wale, as he recovers and learns more about the EXO suit, as there are some hidden features that he had no idea the suit had. We also catch up with Rotimi, as the cyber genetics he gets equipped with, gives him a weapon that can help him in his fight with CREED. By book’s end, a final battle royale between our heroes and CREED ensues, leading EXO using his full powers and though they are victorious, a new villain gets unearthed.
Overall, an excellent conclusion to a story that reveals more about the villain than it does about the heroes. The story by Roye Okupe is a fun science fiction thriller, that shows what a hero should be made of. The art by Sunkanmi Akinboye is gorgeous and vibrant. Altogether, a fun ride that everyone will want to get up on.
Story: Roye Okupe Art: Sunkanmi Akinboye
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy