I picked up two @boomstudios titles this week: ‘Welcome Back’ and ‘Cognetic’. I caught up with Welcome Back halfway through on issue #3; but I was lucky to pick up back issues #1 and #2 @midtowncomics. I was hearing a lot of buzz about ‘Welcome Back’ on the net and twitter’s comic book gossip vine, so I added it to my pull list.
Sebela’s ‘Welcome Back’ is yet another must read from@boomstudios. It’s a well written cross between Mark Millar’s ‘Wanted’ and Ronald D. Moore’s ‘Battle Star Galactica’s’ Cylon resurrection program. It’s got secret societies, assassins, and a resurrective global conspiracy spanning centuries.
Tynion “Numero Cuatro” continues his apocalyptic psychological warmongering in Cognetic. If you haven’t read ‘Memetic’, pick up the TPB. There’s a theme here–or was it a meme–and it’s all horrifically interconnected.
Here are the quotes (some catching up on ‘Welcome Back’)
“Like the scent of a lover, the singularity of their touch. We dance like old friends.”
“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? Like you were born too early or too late? Yeah that’s Normal.”
Christopher Sebela, with Art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Welcome Back No. 1, BOOM!STUDIOS
“I use to wonder if it really was better in the good old days, and it wasn’t. People have always been people. Now they’re just more open about it.”
Christopher Sebela, with Art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer & Claire Roe, Welcome Back No. 2, BOOM!STUDIOS
“I want to win without losing my soul. Though I’d settle for my life.”
“Lack of information. Why did we even bother to invent social networking if you’re not going to use it properly.”
Christopher Sebela, with Art by Claire Roe,Welcome Back No. 3, BOOM!STUDIOS
“This wasn’t a gift brother, we took it like the animals we are. We’re not any different, any better.”
James Tynion IV, with Art by Eryk Donovan, Cognetic No. 2, BOOM!STUDIOS