With the Earth Above Us Review – Part 1 of 4
With the Earth Above Us Review Short Version: James Asmus really hits his stride in his second issue about Thief of Thieves, handling a far more personal arc for Conrad, as his son finds himself potentially way over his head. The arc looks to question what Conrad really cares about: his career or his family and looks like it will be heading towards forcing him to choose between the two.
With the Earth Above Us Writer and Artist: Lee Milewski
With the Earth Above Us Review
With the Earth Above Us is planned to be a full, one-shot graphic novel from Lee Milewski. Milewski recently posted the first ‘issue’ of the graphic novel to the With the Earth Above Us web page (which you could totally read instead of listening to me ramble about it) and I figured I would share my thoughts. With the Earth Above Us is the story of a rogue A.I. concerned about its own mortality, according to the information available on the page. Which is a pretty cool set up. In any case, the main character, Sheridan, notices some anomalies on a trip outside of the space station (where it appears most of the crew is in cryostasis,while Sheridan – who is in maintenance continues about his tasks) and his building trust issues with the space station’s AI, Sam. The dialogue is sharply written and With the Earth Above Us has some very nice artwork, with black and white drawings and some very nice stylized portrayals (probably my favorite drawing is a *spoilers* rather striking explosion at the bottom of page 21). The current issue is part one of four planned issues of With the Earth Above Us and is available to read for free online. It is well-written, has an interesting premise, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the rest of the book plays out. You should really go check it out.