From JONATHAN LUNA (GIRLS, THE SWORD, ULTRA, Spider-Woman: Origin) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot.
VOL 1 Thoughts:
I really liked the artwork of this comic because it was simple yet powerful. Each drawing was beautiful in the subtle colors and simple lines. Artwork doesn’t have to be over the top to be pretty and easy to look at.
As far as the storyline goes I did like the connection between Alex and Ada despite the fact that she is a robot. I enjoyed the forum that they were able to go to in order to find out who Ada could really be and I’m happy with the decisions that Alex made in this comic. The big question brought about in this volume is to ask if a robot is capable of feelings, can it really be a true person in society? Can a robot love?
While I did like where this volume went I do have to say that it isn’t original. This idea has been done before by a very popular manga series.
VOL 2 Thoughts:
I really liked that in this volume Ada was trying to find a true place in her new life. She was discovering exacly what she liked about living and what she wanted out of life. I enjoyed watching her true personality shine. It helped her to figure out if she really wanted Alex or if he was just convenient. I liked that she started to truly develop her relationship with Alex even if it was odd or different at times. I also liked that some of Alex’s friends were really there for them and their situation.
Once again I really enjoyed the art in this novel.
VOL 3 Thoughts:
After the explosive ending of the second volume I really had high hopes for this installment. I have to say I was really upset with were the authors decided to take this. They went in a strange direction and it felt really forced. The authors seemed to be trying very hard to just wrap up a graphic novel in three volumes instead of writing more. I wasn’t happy with this one at all and though I understand the idea of standing up for something in the fashion of MLK Jr I didn’t like how far they let it get out of hand.
This last volume really hurt my overall enjoyment of the storyline and the series as a whole.