Review: The Accelerators #5

Paul Walker was one of those actors that captivated viewers as soon as he hit the screen. For those viewers who were attracted to him, his piercing blue eyes and easy smile made them swoon. For the rest of us, it was his instant relatability that made us believe him in every role. Many movie fans, knew him from the Fast and The Furious movies but it was his other movies where I became a fan of his.

My favorite movie by the late actor was Running Scared in which he starred with Vera Farmiga. In it he plays an undercover FBI agent who spends one night trying to track down a gun. One of my other favorite movies by him is Timeline, an underrated time travel action movie which shows the limits in which time and space exist in a vacuum where people manipulate time for their own artifices. How far can one go before those things they influence turn on them? In the fifth issue of Accelerators, our protagonists find themselves deeper into the game with a glimmer of hope. They find themselves at a crossroads.

Bertram initially has flashback but awakens to the droids outfitting him with robotic parts, to make him an even more formidable opponent in the gladiator games. Spatz having just found Lex, tries his best to orientate with her new surroundings, as he remains unclear for what purpose she was brought back to life. We also meet the person behind the technology, a crazy old man, who uses his considerable power to change history. By book’s end, we find exactly what happen, the first time Lex time travels.

Overall, an exhilarating science fiction story which not only challenges science fiction tropes but shows that you don’t have to sacrifice story for action. The story by RFI Porto feels like a whirlwind of good storytelling and every action movie. The art by the creative team continues to shine. Altogether, this issue will make you a fan of this book and this creative team.

Story: RFI Porto Art: Gavin P Smith, Tim Yates, Walter Flanagan, Thomas Mumme
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy