Some of comics have the power to stay with us through generations and amaze us every time we pick them up to read. One such new series is Gone #1 by Jock.
Gone #1 dives right into action-packed sci-fi storytelling. It opens on a planet where people’s lives hinge upon the hope of a better future. The main character, Abi, is a 13-year-old girl who, accompanied by her friends, sets out on an incredibly dangerous journey to look for a better life on a luxury space-liner. From the very first page, we are thrown into the world of this dystopian future where everything is uncertain.
One of the things that make Gone #1 a promising start is its realistic and well-thought-out world-building. Jock (Wytches, The Losers) has created a world where the rich and powerful exploit the hard-working and the poor. This theme is richly explored throughout this first issue of the series. Along with it comes the various cultures, ethnicities, and even languages that play a part in this futuristic world. It’s easy to get lost in the details and let yourself be transported into this world.
Without giving too much away, there are some impressive plot twists in the story that keep things exciting and unpredictable. Gone #1 delivers a solid start to a thrilling sci-fi series. Jock’s writing is just as fantastic as his art. He has breathed life into the characters and infused the story with the perfect blend of action, suspense, and intrigue.
The artwork in Gone #1 is gorgeous, as are most of Jock’s books. The panels and layouts add to the world-building. Jock’s art style is masterful, and the descriptions are so detailed that you will feel as if you are watching an animated movie. It’s clear that he poured a lot of time and effort into his artwork. In the end, it all pays off through the precise detailing, clean linework, and beautiful color choices – all in all, imposing and inviting at the same time.
For fans of Andor and Hunger Games, Gone #1 is the perfect addition to your collection. The dialogue and story hit just the right notes, lending the perfect emotional weight to the story. The characters are complex, and their motives—for good or evil—are believable.
Gone #1 is a promising start to a gripping sci-fi adventure. Jock’s fantastic artwork combined with his gripping writing makes for an unmissable comic book experience. Combine that with a well-crafted world, and you get a series that deserves our attention.
Gone #1 hits local comic shops on October 25, 2023 from DSTLRY.