Review: The Accelerators #8

Most kids my age who grew up in the 1980s were in love with so many shows. There is the flash of the live show Captain Power, a story that didn’t hold too much depth but made up for it in action. This was also when new fans got introduced to a new iteration of Star Trek, in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Then there was the understated genius in the genre busting fantasy series Quantum Leap.

The stories within these shows more than entertained the masses, it made them care about what happened to these characters. The character that Scott Bakula played every week on Quantum Leap brought a sincerity and fortitude, that we now see in fragments on television now. The poignant piece to the show, was not that he traveled and save people’s lives, it’s he traveled not knowing if he will ever get home. In the eighth issue of The Accelerators, our heroes travel not knowing their fate and like Bakula they still move forward.

We catch up with our protagonists on the run from the creatures they found into he mall, only to run a powerful army who has control of time and space. They soon get caught up in a crossfire, where they must time travel forward once again, but not all is well, as Spatz is hurt and is only getting worse, as they time travel. They soon hurdle to one future consumed by fire and another consumed by robots, as each future gets grimmer, the further they travel. By issue’s end, it looks as if they traveled to the past based on their surroundings, but instead they find a modern dystopia.

Overall, another enthralling issue in this ongoing saga that leaves no doubt what heroics looks like. The story by RFI Porto is sprinkled with intelligent dialogue, well done character development, and intense action scenes. The art by Gavin P. Smith is stunning. Altogether, a book that not only rebooted the time travel genre, it has made it better.

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