Thanks to Image Comics for the review copy!
I admit it, I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic stories. The best examples of the genre provide both an interesting take on how the world ended and how people adapted to the new situation. POST AMERICANA is no different.
The issue kicks off with the President addressing what remains of the country nestled within an underground bunker. Just as I began to ponder how America found itself in this situation, things took a turn for the worse, spinning the story in a different direction.
POST AMERICANA’s first issue does a great job of establishing the post-apocalyptic world the characters live in, while providing some teases about what happened to cause the situation. I’m hoping more background is filled in as the series progresses.
The art is quite detailed, from the patched together technology to the various character outfits. I was so interested in where the story was going, I was tempted to breeze through the pages, but they are worth some more attention to appreciate the work put into the pages. This issue also effectively mixes in some larger panels to convey scope.
POST AMERICANA is filled with big set piece action and violent plot twists. This isn’t a series that shies away from showing you some gore, so if the idea of an eyeball flying out of a socket is too much for you, you may want to tread lightly. The vivid (and creative) depiction of the action (a scene involving chickens stands out), coupled with plenty of curse words makes this a series squarely intended for adults.
The first issue (of the six part mini-series) is now out.
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