Review: Undiscovered Country #9
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writers: Scott Snyder and Charles Soule
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
New York Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder and Charles Soule team up with artists Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini and Matt Wilson to embark on an epic adventure in the brand-new ongoing series, UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY!
“UNITY,” Part Three The expedition moves further into UNITY, and discovers more of the secrets of this techno-futuristic paradise version of America.
So the Destiny wastelands that the team landed in were similar to a Mad Max environment, but this Unity land….. whew! This is electronic silly putty where if you can imagine it, you can build it. This is symbiotes meeting 3D printers. A stylus that connects with your brain to create anything you imagine. What could go wrong?
Daniel and Charlotte’s parents…alive through the memory banks of all that have met them as well as information from books, articles, movies, etc. They may have passed ( or are they still in the US?), but they live on in these electronic forms that interact with their children.
Who dreams this stuff up? Scott Snyder and Charles Soule!
Positives (even more accolades)
The Destiny Man and Uncle Sam seem to be stuck in some Zero Hour homage. To have a digital forest literally consume you means we have a new age type of quick sand. Again, Snyder and Soule have quite the imaginations and we have not even made it past the second colony out of thirteen, This story has a lot of mileage left.
Historical references…Don’t go past the Shining Sea.
Soule and Snyder are also posting political commentaries akin to the Hunger Games as well as real life. Shutting the US borders from the world to eliminate and save citizens from the Sky Virus…whew! Too close to real life right now. A second sealing as colonies could not get along….hope that this comic is not the playbook for 2021.
Negatives (not really)
What started out as what one would call a solid movie script has turned into quite the literary run for both Snyder and Soule. I don’t know what is better – the actual comic or the back story, letters, and interviews provided at the end of the story. They are writing a warped history lesson.
What? It’s not already on your shelf? Buy this book! This is still in its infancy and every issue should be gobbled up! It’s ground floor original stuff! I’m both excited and somewhat scared of what is next in terms of time flow within these borders of the US. This is a really well written and illustrated comic. Finally, look for the commentary within these pages and heed the warnings. It’s pretty entertaining on the first go through, but pretty sobering on the second.