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Mid-life. Crisis. D4VE, the defense-bot-turned-desk-slave, withers away at a soul-sucking day job, quietly dreaming of his monster-punching past. Unbeknownst to him-yet-new alien presence lands on Earth.
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D4VE starts off with a premise that we’re all used to. Humans built robots that eventually rose up against us and took over. However, writer Ryan Ferrier (rferrier) takes this concept and gives us a new twist on it. The series starts off years after the robots have completely eradicated all life on Earth and the known universe. With nothing else to do they take on human characteristics. They get jobs, get married, and eventually have children.
Our main character, D4VE, was once a soldier who, in his youth, fought aliens and protected the planet. Now he finds himself stuck working a dead-end desk job with his only solace being daydreaming of his glory days. Amidst his mid-life crisis a new alien threat gives him an opportunity to relive those days. The series explores D4VE’s mid-life crisis with the perfect mix of action and humor. Much of the series’ humor relies on using common tech language and references that aren’t easily missed. Topped off with amazing artwork by Valentin Ramon it is something that should be read by any sci-fi fan.
If you haven’t already been reading it then today is the perfect day to catch up. Issue marks the stunning conclusion to the series so there’s no better time to pick up all 5 books!
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Jose Sagastume is a New York transplant from LA who works as a Community Support Advocate for comiXology.
Not only is D4VE #002 available through comiXology today, but so is ULTRANOVA, a sci-fi-horror one-shot released earlier this year through Challenger Comics, from Chris Peterson (art), Ed Ryzowski (colors), and myself (script).
The Atlas II-a space craft designed to keep the supergiant star, Argus, from exploding-suddenly goes offline, diverting a nearby astronaut from a long, solitary mission. Once aboard the Atlas II, astronaut Cale soon discovers the crew violently murdered by an inhuman force. As the burning star swells closer to supernova, Cale finds himself in a race against time to save not only his own sanity, but billions of life forms.
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