Saturday, January 9, 2016
The Empty, Vol. 1
author: Jimmie Robinson
average rating: 3.52
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/01/09
date added: 2016/01/09
'The Empty Volume 1' by Jimmie Robinson had me a little skeptical at first, but won me over and I ended up liking the ideas of the story.
Tanoor is a hunter in her tribe of long-armed hunters. She lives in the empty, a land being poisoned by giant roots that kill anything that gets too near them. Her people are struggling to find healthy food and water. A stranger, Lila of the long-necked people, shows up injured and at first, no one can communicate with her. But Lila has the power to heal and communicate. Before long Lila and Tanoor set out to see if they can fix the danger that is hurting their world. Along the way, they meet enemies and seek to create communication between species so they can save the world they live on. Suspicion and long-held enmity are hard to overcome. Or are they?
It's an interesting story, but I had to give it quite a few pages. There were odd and unbelievable things happening, but they were part of the story, and they made sense as things went along (Lila's immediate ability to assimilate a language was one of them). I liked the story, and the way the characters have to interact to solve things. I enjoyed it because it became more a story about solving problems instead of just applying violence.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Image Comics and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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