A Review: THE HOLLOWS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of THE HOLLOWS #1 from IDW Publishing. Chris Ryall writes, and Sam Kieth draws.

Craig is an engineer at a large design lab; he works on the jetpacks that are used in the salvage efforts. Civilization is now centered in cities built on megatrees, towering above the wasteland that is now the earth’s surface. He’s gotten bored with waiting for the salvage crews to bring back supplies for his family, though, so he’s built himself some wings. And he’s going to learn more than he ever imagined.

I’m just going to say it bluntly—this is a really cool story idea. Other than the word “radioactive,” we know nothing yet of what happened to the world we know. But the genetically engineered trees are a nice touch, and Craig is poised to become a regular-guy hero to the people stranded below. And Kieth’s quirky art blends well with the post-apocalypse theme.

I’m looking forward to the next issue if just for the hope of learning more about the hollows themselves. Well, and all of the rest of it, too. This is a great beginning.

THE HOLLOWS #1 is available now at your FLCS or by order from idwpublishing.com.