Writer: Rick Remender
Art: Sean Murphy
Colour: Matt Hollingsworth
Story: In a future LA, where cybernetically implanted humans can decrease/increase emotional stimulation and immerse themselves in numerous web-channel programs simultaneously, and the police force is run by a web conglomerate, the only unimplanted person is a fearless female officer. Her muscle, a motorbike riding behemoth, is totally immersed in the web, unable to emotionally relate to the outside world; he also happens to be her husband. On the trail of a cyber-psycho-killer, the team, if they get their man, will be able to afford the specialised, Japanese based e-therapy needed to bring hubby back to the real world.
Why read it?: Fan favourite writer and sci-fi extraordinaire, Remender, has teamed up with artist of the minute, Murphy (fresh from Mark Millar’s Chrononaughs)in this long in the planning sci-fi extravaganza that is equal parts Ghost in the Shell, Akira and Judge Dredd. Remender’s world is well thought out and a fun, tongue in cheek reflection of current society, but more impressive is Murphy’s Art. Quirky yet infinitely detailed in style, Murphy excels in vehicular draftsmanship, drawing the coolest bikes and cars you’ve ever seen outside of anime; add to this the way his drawings jump right out of the page with frenetic fury and pretty soon, like me, you’ll be hooked on his stuff.