As a fan of hip hop music, I can definitely say that it is probably the most technical and most inventive of the music genres. I know some may find this statement confounding based on their aesthetic tastes, but one must consider that an emcee must have a voice that listeners can not only listen to but their material must be relatable to the listener. In other genres, the lyrics may not really matter. With hip hop, the lyrics are as or even more important than the music that plays behind it. Take, for instance, the musical styling of Dwight Myers also known as Heavy D & the Boyz.
As much of his music was more for the dance floor then intended for any deep thought. It would not be until he lost family members and a group member, that his music became sometimes somber and definitely introspective. I remember a song he did, using a term he repeats quite often, called “The Evil Men Do”, where he sounded much like his more serious counterparts, showing the ills that humans commit. In the second issue of Winter Suns, we find out how Keth became the disparate place that the crew of the Proud Mary stumbles upon.
We’re taken to the jungles of Keth, where a few natives, are trying to take control of the Titans, giant man driven robots, but today everything changes for its inhabitants. As some of their tribe has returned, but not as they were before, but altered by technology, stronger, more powerful, and looking not to coexist, but conquer, as waged full-on invasion, leaving who was left into hiding. As we follow Korbin’s journey through this Diaspora in his people’s history, where he saw them eventually submit and his wife dies. By issue’s end, Jonah finds his way out of captivity and is reunited with his crew
Overall, an excellent issue which shows how this world came to be. The story by Rick Hughes is stylish and well characterized. The art is stunning. Altogether, a story that shows that it is more than one thing but is definitely a sweeping space saga.
Story: Rick Hughes Art: Rick Hughes
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy