Tuesday, May 23, 2017
author: Dino Caruso
average rating: 2.00
book published: 2017
read at: 2017/05/23
date added: 2017/05/23
'Blue Hour' by Dino Caruso with art by Chad Cicconi is a SF whodunnit on a colony of humans. It's ok at best.
A group of planetary colonists have left Earth. They find a new home, but they must share it with the indigenous species. There is tension. There is also all the tropes that humans bring, like crime, prostitution and black market dealings. Things are uneasy with the resident population and they want to oust the humans. When a murder of a popular figure takes place, things threaten to break out into an all out war unless the murderer can be found.
There are lots of flashbacks and it seems like all the human characters are interconnected. The story feels pretty standard, even with the "surprise" elements. The art uses heavy lines and feels kind of drab. The aliens look like cartoon characters, so I could never feel like they were part of the same story. I like sf stories, and I like mystery stories, so I had hopes for this one. I was disappointed.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Action Lab Entertainment, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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