This week, BOOM! Studios launched a new story called Eve from author Victor LaValle and artist Jo Mi-Gyeong. The series is set to last for five issues, and it’s an interesting one. BOOM! Studios was kind enough to provide me with a copy of Eve #1 to read. You can grab your own copy from your local comic shop, comiXology (affiliate link) or wherever you like to buy comics.
When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in. In order to save her real father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her — or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet…
Eve #1 is an interesting start. If you like dystopian worlds like Fallout with a bit of a mystery, you may want to pick this comic up. I’ll admit that the issue felt a little slow to me, but I have been reading a lot more action-oriented comics lately, and the series needs this slow start. I do think that subsequent issues will be much faster though.
The story of Eve is one about the dangers of climate change and the world that could very well happen if measures aren’t taken. Sadly, it’s children that will pay the price, and they’ll be the ones that can do something about it.
LaValle is using comics to approach a complex and urgent issue which I commend. I do hope that the pace of the series picks up a little from here though. Mi-Gyeong’s art is interesting, and Brittany Peers does a great job on the colors.
Overall, Eve has some great potential and takes a different perspective on the argument about climate change.