Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Deus Ex: Children's Crusade #1 (of 5)

   Hey, you got science fiction in my comics!

   (Sorry, old gag.)

   Kudos to the creative team behind the Deus Ex series for creating a solid "what effect would powers have in the real world concept" where the human race squares off against "Augs" (Augmented Humans).

   The series is based on the popular video game, natch, so you can expect lots of action throughout.

   This is the first issue of the five-part Children's Crusade series, which centers around the efforts of a human strike team - Task Force #29 - which sets out to rescue children (both normal and Aug) who have been kidnapped by sinister forces.

    We meet the team, with the focus on the newbie - himself an Aug, so he has to fight to prove his worth.

    With a strong script by Alex Irvin and powerful art by John Aggs, the series is off to a great start.

   I wasn't expecting much more than a shoot-'em-up, so this issue is a pleasant surprise, being based on an intelligent story - oh, and there's also lots of action!

Grade: A-


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