Review: The Accelerators #2
One of the best television shows of the last 10 years was Spartacus. The most people ever knew about the subject of the series was what the film version as played by Kirk Douglas showed the world. In truth, very little is known about the man known as Spartacus, and as the show tells fans right away, that is not even his name. The show bought up many relevant issues, one of them being slavery.
As all the gladiators that fought, did not for the glory, but because they were slaves, and had no agency, they fought, as they were told for the honor of their house. They also fought to gain favor with their master, as their lives in bondage became a way of life, and ease was the only hope they wish to attain. A world where life gives you no choices, becomes suppression at its most prime. In the second issue of the The Accelerators, our protagonists find out how a life in bondage can be.
Spatz and Betram time travel to a world where Gladiator games have come back into fashion and they are newest warriors to enter the arena. As soon as the guys find what they have become, they instantly start to figure out a way to retrieve their time travel devices and escape this place. Before Bertram and Spatz could put a plan into action, they all must enter the arena to fight. By issue’s end, our heroes survive them all, but one of thme may have met their fate.
Overall, a nice exposition issue, which gives the reader more background into an already fast paced story which does not let up. The story by RFI Porto only gets better, as this tory goes places you don’t expect it to. The art by Gavin P Smith is engaging and vibrant. Altogether, a second issue that fulfills the promise of this very entertaining story.
Story: RFI Porto Art: Gavin P Smith
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy