Review: The Accelerators #7

I still remember the first time I watched the 1960 adaptation of The Time Machine, starring Rod Taylor as H. George Wells. This was the first ever time I saw any movie talking about time travel as a construct and to build a machine that would prove that theory, was even more mind boggling. Looking back at that movie now, it was rudimentary in its set design and special effects but the acting and the rest of the elements were executed to perfection. Considering the sheer number of books, tv shows and movies that came after, all talking about time travel, and even expanding the theory, by providing rules and even delving into real science, quantum dynamics.  Still, all these tales owe much to the imagination of H.G. Wells, because without him, most of the world would have not thought of the possibilities.

Even the gone too soon show on SyFy, Warehouse 13, paid homage to their aura, playing with the viewer’s perception of exactly who we think HG really was. Of course, right now, one of the more relevant, exciting and genre changing shows on television right now, which just so happens to deal with time travel, is Timeless, showing audiences, that rarely are things go the way you expect, but goes the way you least expect it, like the rest of life. That is why when writers put new spins on the genre, those same possibilities expand even more. In the seventh issue of The Accelerators, we find our heroes reunited but listless, as they try to find a way home.

We find Spatz dreaming he was back in school only to find himself with the rest of gladiators from the games, as they acquainted with their new surroundings. As they wander in the future of the same place they first transported to, they soon find themselves in the ruins of what used be a mall, one filled with dangers unexpected. Soon they find a warning, one that at first seems difficult to decipher, until they see what happened, as those “scavengers” have become mutations. By issue’s end, Spatz has transported 88 years into the future, one where military industrial complex has taken over the world.

Overall, a fascinating introduction to a whole new adventure for our protagonists, one which looks to upend the canon. The story by RFI Porto is funny, clever, and exhilarating. The art by Gavin P Smith is stunning. Altogether, a grand reintroduction to this world which will make readers new and old see why this story is compelling.

Story: RFI Porto Art: Gavin P Smith
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy