The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of NON-HUMANS #1 from Image Comics. Glen Brunswick writes and Whilce Portacio draws.
It’s 2041, and people are still not accustomed to the non-humans. A NASA probe brought back some kind of disease, and then the toys started to get up and speak. By themselves. Oliver is a cop, and his partner has recently been killed by a non-human. He’s getting a little out of control trying to find the killer, but he manages to figure it out (by walking into a trap…).
This is an interesting twist on an AI development story. Or maybe it’s techno-magic. Either way, I like the concept. Oliver is an angry guy, but with good reason. I must say that I hope the anger/hatred eases over time, but honestly it does make the story seem more real. And the concept lends itself to some really cool artistic stuff.
This is an emotionally charged story, and if it can maintain that level (or do something really cool to replace it) it should be a fun title for a good long while. Take a look if you like gritty sci-fi.
NON-HUMANS #1 is available now at your FLCS or by order from imagecomics.com.