A Review: ARCADIA #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ARCADIA #1 from BOOM! Studios. Alex Paknadel writes and Eric Scott Pfeiffer draws.

Welcome to a future in which almost everyone died in a viral outbreak. But before they went, their minds were copied and uploaded into a massive computer, living simulated lives and trying to cure the disease that’s still killing the few who are left outside. Now the computer, Arcadia, is drawing more and more resources away from the outsiders, and the President and the database manager have to go into the machine to negotiate with the minds inside.

The story revolves around Pepper, the database manager. He’s kind of a strange guy, not least because he’s a survivor of the virus. He’s also basically got the lives of all of Arcadia in his hands, and that’s a lot of pressure on one guy. There are a ton of layers to this story, and I like that. I also really like the art; the wide shots are beautifully done.

There’s a really cool story here (as well as some parallel lessons for our own world). And Boom is knocking it out of the park again. Pick this one up.
ARCADIA #1 is available now at your FLCS or at boom-studios.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )