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Review – “Wynter” issue 3

imagePublished by New Worlds Comics

Writer: Guy Hasson

Art: Aron Elekes
Being a fan of Sci-Fi, I can’t believe the new comic series published by New Worlds Comics has been under my radar until it reached issue number three but seeing as it only fairly recently made it onto Comixology, I think I may be forgiven. Anyway, to follow up on John’s review of issues 1 and 2, I’ve now read all three and I’m pleased to report that the story manages to maintain the excellent standard it started with.

For the benefit of those who haven’t read John’s review (or have REALLY short memories) “Wynter”, by writer Guy Hasson and artist Aaron Elekes, takes it title from the protagonist of the book, Liz Wynter, a 17 year old girl who struggles with the concept that in an overcrowded world, she isn’t unique or special. The story is set in the far future, where the sheer saturation of humanity populating the galaxy means every possible permutation of DNA has already been born, repeatedly, and the ultimate incarnation of the smartphone is now embedded within your head. This technology interprets everything you see, say or think, which is then processed and commented on by the intelligent technology in a constant reminder that millions of people are doing the exact same thing as the user at any particular moment.

Using a teenager as the protagonist in this dystopian future is, I think, a smart move by the writer – in parallels to our current society, who else is more perfect to illustrate an over reliance on social media and the utter despair of a meaningless existence than a teenager, right?

The premise of the story comes from an accidental use of restricted technology, which leads to Liz being the target of a government agent as a cat and mouse game develops between the two. As the story progresses, we learn more about their characters through their own social media history, in what is, I believe, a prediction on how far it becomes integrated into our future society, and also a warning of the same.

Issue 3 picks up where issue 2 left off (somewhat obviously) and for pretty much the whole book we see Liz trying to escape the lethal Agent Grace sent to kill her, by desperately trying to not be predictable when her pursuer knows everything about the way she thinks. Thanks to Hasson’s writing, there are times when you can almost feel Liz’s tension and unlike Agent Grace, we genuinely don’t know how things will end for her… and I don’t think ANYBODY could predict the cliffhanger ending!

So far I’m impressed at the pacing Hasson has scripted, there never seems to be a dull moment as every image and piece of narrative or dialogue seems necessary and it keeps you interested to see where the rabbit hole takes you next. Speaking of the images, I have to give a special mention goes to Aaron Elekes’ art whose impressive style looks hand painted in a muted colour palette and evokes memories of the 1994 DC prestige format series “The Books Of Magic” – which is a good thing, for those under 30 – and I know John would disagree with me but I personally like it!

As with all entertainment media these days, it seems that most creativity comes from the independent sector and this is certainly the case with “Wynter” – it looks great and, even if the story isn’t entirely original in it’s setting, it’s certainly an example of how to craft an excellent story.

I can highly recommend “Wynter”, but owing to it’s heavy reliance on Science Fiction it may not be to everybody’s taste.

 

A good 4 out of 5 pops from me!

 

review by Paul Terry

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Comic Review: Wynter

Wynter  Wynter #1-2

Writer: Guy Hasson

Artist: Aron Elekes

Publisher: New World Comics

Hey Poppers

This interview came out of the blue. The old phone made the sound of a new tweet and it was from New World Comics and asked if I be interested in reviewing their book, Wynter. Hey I am not one to refuse a comic book. So I happy said yes and I am glad I did

The first two books have been out for sometime but I highly recommend that you find the book. The best spot to get it is thru Comixology since this is a digital comic.

Set in the future where man has reach out across the universe like the virus we are. In future everyone is connected to the world thru implants that now can determine your actions and the actions or others. One big happy family where you every move has been done before and can be calculated and can show you the results of those actions. It is big brother big time.

In this world we find 17 yr old Liz Wynter who is wanting to be someone special but in a world were she shares the same DNA as some many other, she is not. Oh yeah the internet/big brother is more than happy to tell her that. The book has the feeling of the Minority Report where one’s action can be predicted before they happen. Liz desperately wants to be different. Liz tries different actions to try make her different but all have been calculated and predicted before. Until she meets up with a friend that as an app that can “borrow” other people and can do various improper things. This leads to them coming across a app called Subversive and this lead to Liz becoming special and is now being hunted by a government assassin.

I did leave a few things out here but I want just to give you a hint of what the book is about and what is to come. This is a fun and exciting book and is well written. Okay it is only 2 books in but at the time of this writing #3 is out or will be out soon and I am sure the writing is still good. I have a feeling that writer Guy Hasson may have considered this a a novel at onetime. Just guessing. This is smart story telling.

The art work by Aron Elekes mixes in well with the story telling. I admit that I am not a fan of this art style but I love it here. The art makes you feel like you are in a futuristic world and have the looking of Blade Runner. A dream state that is real but you think it just someone’s nightmare. Very well done and Aron Elekes art and Guy Hasson story are make for each other.

Wynter-2-CoverSo in the end Poppers I give Wynter #1-2 4 Pops out of 5.

I highly recommend you give this book a try. If you like Sci-Fi with a bit if Minority Report and Blade Runner do not pass on this book.

Remember comics are to be enjoyed. Not destroyed

LLAP/POBS