A Review: MYOPIA #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of MYOPIA #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. Richard Dent writes, Patrick Berkenkotter draws, Mohan colors, and Taylor Esposito letters.

In two hundred years, we’ve all got the internet implanted in our eyes. Matthew’s dad was one of the scientists working on the project, until he was killed. But Matthew found something in his dad’s workshop, something that interferes with the grid. A couple of years later, Matthew finally works up the nerve to try the new lenses, and he sees what someone has been hiding all this time.

I do love a story with lots of layers, and this issue is chock full of little pieces that will likely be fleshed out and explained later. It can be fun to explore conspiracies, and technology is a cool place to start one (and connectedness is a good theme for it, as well). The art is simply beautiful in this book, too, with great attention to detail and some very nice panoramas near the end.

How would you like a world where connecting to the internet is as simple as putting in your contacts? And what could possibly go wrong in that world? This book will prove to be an interesting vision of the future, I think.

MYOPIA #1 is available now at your FLCS or at dynamite.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )