Writer: Dan Abnett

Artist: Adam Pollina

Colors: Ulises Arreola

Letters: Jeff Powell

Release Date: 5/1/2019

   I’ll be the first to admit, when it comes to reading comics outside the “Big 2” I’m slacking bigtime. So, when I finally decided to do a review for a non-DC comic this week there was a title that caught my eye, Fallen World #1. Having not been familiar with many Valiant titles I figured a #1 issue would be a good place to start; I mean, how can you go wrong when the main character is a cyborg samurai?! Packed with plenty of action throughout the entire issue, Adam Pollina delivers a bloody masterpiece with incredibly detailed artwork. The issue ends when the main character Rai, who has sworn off violence for several years now, unsheathes his sword, so you know shits about to go down.

   The opening issue brought up a hot topic that’s currently up for debate in the tech industry, would the introduction of AI bring about the advancement of humankind, or the destruction? Dan Abnett has laid the groundwork in the premier issue of what promises to be a thriller of a series. If dinosaurs vs machine gun wielding Super Soldiers isn’t enough to entice you, Abnett also tackles some complex issues that today’s society faces. While I may not have much time invested into these characters, it goes without saying that as soon I finished this book, I was on my laptop googling more about the character Bloodshot, and I am very interested to see where things pick up next issue. Fallen World #1 has succeeded in doing everything an introductory chapter should do in my opinion; provided the reader with an interesting main character, set up a compelling plot, and left the readers salivating at the mouth for the upcoming duel. It looks like I’ve finally found my “non-Big 2” comic and can’t wait until the next issue hits stands.

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