Comic Book Reviews - Arcana – Continuum Review
Category: Comic Book Reviews
Writer: Stephen Snyder & Sean O’Reilly
Continuum is a well written time travel story with every panel executed excellently. There are many subtle pieces in this book that help drive the story and connect with the reader – some are writing and some are art. One example in the writing occurs when several panels of dialogue is dedicated to conversation in another language. Although I didn’t understand the dialogue I found it helped move the story powerfully and effectively. One example on the art side occurs close the start of Continuum when the soldiers come out of hibernation and one of the soldiers is seen stretching. Often both of these examples are seen in film but not in comics – I’m glad Continuum featured elements like this.
As I began reading Continuum I was very fearful that it was going to be a story about terrorism. Although the base of the plot is terrorism oriented I found that the terrorism portion was used more of scene-dressing rather than the focal point of the book. I personally don’t enjoy stories that feel like government propaganda so I am happy to say that Continuum did NOT feel like this. Continuum perfectly balances the terrorism plot and the sci-fi time travel aspect of the story. I also found that there were just enough plot-twists and turns that kept me wanting read more.
Overall I really enjoyed Continuum and suggest that readers check it out. I think it is a great read in comics, and I think that if a feature film does get made it will make a great film as well.