By Zak Edwards
December 8, 2008 - 13:44
Writer(s): Jonathan Hickman
Penciller(s): JM Ringuet
I think Transhuman stands as a testament to the relevance the science fiction can have on the world. While often dismissed in more in more ‘sophisticated’ circles of the study of literature, science fiction has a chance to discus the future in ways other forms cannot. This is where Transhuman comes in, Jonathan Hickman and JM Ringuet’s story of the future of humanity and what it may entail. Mind you, this is probably preaching to the choir, but Hickman and Ringuet’s Transhuman shows what science fiction can be.
JM Ringuet’s art has been getting better as the series moved along. With basically only aged talking heads to draw, Ringuet has come up with some inventive ways to keep the reader involved. His camera angles have become less static, with variation keeping things interesting. His backgrounds and landscapes are more interesting as well, with his two-page spread of a cityscape rat the beginning of the issue filled with a surprising amount of detail. The backgrounds behind many of those interviewed work well as reflections of the characters involved, a dark, moody background of evil looking rats for one very bitter employee standing out in particular.
8.5/10 Get this series, wait for the trade or find the singles, but it’s amazing.