Created on August 19, 2012
and written by Category
: Comic Book Reviews
Publisher Name: ARCANA
Writer: Erik Hendrix & Michael David Nelsen
Pencils: Yannis Roumboulias
Inks: Jeff Graham
Colors: Doug Spencer
Number of Pages: 109
Safety Content Label: PARENTAL ADVISORY – 15 years and older. Similiar to T+ but featuring more mature themes and/or more graphic imagery.
Core mining, the deadliest job in the galaxy, draws only the bravest, or craziest, workers around. Bumping up to asteroids, typically propelling at astronomical speeds towards distant stars, the miners harvest minerals essential to interstellar travel and commerce. Close quarters, dangerous conditions, and less than a half inch of polymer sheath stand between them and swift oblivion. When the Harvest Moon stumbles upon a goldmine dangerously close to a star, the last thing they expect to find is an ancient alien race preparing to hatch an infestation throughout the system. Armed with mining tools and sour attitudes, Captain Cyrus Layne and his crew must survive the horrors of space and an unfamiliar enemy to escape with their lives. It’s Deadliest Catch meets Armageddon and Aliens in a dystopian future.
Mining is a dangerous job but when you combine mining in outer space, add pirates and weird alien creatures into the mix, you end up an excellent sci-fi adventure about the deadliest job in the galaxy in the new graphic novel Deadly Harvest. Throughout its 109 pages, this comic is full of action, adventure, suspense, and everything in between.
The story follows Captain Cyrus Layne and his crew onboard the ship the Harvest Moon as they mine the asteroids of throughout the universe in order to harvest minerals essential to interstellar travel and business while trying to survive as they deal with the horrors of space. Equipped with their mining tools, weapons, and sour attitudes, the crew prepares to land on a huge asteroid that by mining will give them a payday so large they will be able to retire. But nothing is what it seems as they deal with unwelcomed visitors on the asteroid as well as an unfamiliar enemy. The crew must figure out a way of how to deal with these two groups as they try to escape with their lives and a payday.
From the beginning of the book, I was intrigued with the story, as these space miners reminded me of the miners of the film Alien. Deadly Harvest stands on its own as a new creative endeavor in the comic book world. The writing is solid, the dialogue between the characters is sound, and the pacing of the story moves at the right tempo. I enjoyed the art and found it to be stunning visually with its realistic feel of being in space. The colors express the darkness of space but shine brightly when needed.
Overall Deadly Harvest is an amazing graphic novel. It’s worth purchasing when it’s released in November so add it to your pull list. This is an indie work that proves that 2012 is the year of the indie creator.
, Deadly Harvest graphic novel
, Erik Hendrix & Michael David Nelsen
, graphic novel
, Yannis Roumboulias
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