Thanks to Image Comics for the review copy!
I’ll have to ask you guys to bear with me on this review, it’s a bit harder reviewing a comic from many months ago without a lot of dialogue for the story to go on. What I can tell you all about are the vibrant pastel colors and a story about a lonely guard who looked frightening to all others. This leads to him not having any friends and barely speaking for years on end before this comic starts its story. From the most basic view point of this plot, I get that this main robot is named Ophiuchus, who is guarding a gate. He doesn’t talk (but he can), looks scary to all others, and would like some friends. As other robots come to him to ask for help in their quest to stop the spread of an evil virus, one that feeds on the fear of others and takes control of their bodies, thus killing them (and making puppets of them).
The main objective for this virus is to control all worlds it encounters, and the last three fighters it needs to take over are Ophiuchus and his two new friends. Who travel across the world, through the gate that Ophiuchus has been guarding all these years alone. Although, the comic does wrap it in a bit of a nice but sad bow. We don’t get any leading comments that there could be more to this comic (not a series, sorry), and the end leaves you with a “but what really happened? And what will happen now?” feeling. I do wish there would be another volume to follow up Ophiuchus, because the story was beautiful in its own way, as was the message. But, I still have lingering questions to just let it rest as is.
OPHIUCHUS is now available