This book has so many things to love. Fast, snappy, writing. Diverse and interesting characters. A unique and captivating sci-fi world. Action and intrigue. Art that evokes a bubblegummy retro anime vibe, with plenty of emotion, excellent panel layout, and fun future-punk flourishes. I'm hooked and can't wait for volume 2!
I liked this way more than I expected to. Honestly, I kind of hate the art, and I generally don't like it when novelists try out graphic storytelling. But this reads as if Meyer's a comic book pro, telling a fast and fun story that feels absolutely natural in graphic format. Iko was always the most fun character out of the bunch, and despite the ugly art, this was a super enjoyable read. More please!