A Review: UNNATURAL #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of UNNATURAL #1 from Image Comics. Mirka Andolfo writes, draws and colors, and Fabio Amelia letters.

Leslie is an average pig girl who dreams of something more than her humdrum existence. But she lives in a society where breeding, and therefore love, is strictly regulated. Everyone is told from an early age that interspecies love is immoral and wrong. But every night she dreams of the wolf, and her feelings are clear. Now, on her 25th birthday, she gets the notice that she’s entering the Reproduction Program.

This first issue does a delightful job of presenting Leslie’s problem, and it does so mostly straight from Leslie’s mouth. It builds a darkly complex world which hints strongly at a government that controls its citizens fiercely. And the art is stunningly beautiful, ranging from sexy to awkward in nothing flat, with amazing detail and just a dash of sinister mixed in.

Leslie is a fascinating character, equal parts conformist and individualist. Her friends are also real people with real problems, and we already feel we know them. And if nothing else, I can’t wait to learn more about this fascinating world.

UNNATURAL #1 is available now from your local comic shop, or online at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )