AFAR OGN – Review
Written by Leila Del Duca
Art by Kit Seaton
Edited by Taneka Stotts
Published by Image Comics
Boetema is a fifteen-year-old girl that develops the ability to astral project onto other planets whilst she sleeps. But when she hurts a man on a planet light-years away, Boetema must discover how to go back and save him. In her real life her parents have left her and her thirteen-year-old brother Inotu behind, leaving them to try to make a living as salt shepherds. When Inotu gets in trouble with a cyborg bodyguard they are forced to flee a dangerous desert. Boetema has to learn to trust Inotu and herself. And he in return must have faith in his decisions to keep Boetema and himself alive and survive.
The art of this comic is simply stunning. It transports you from one location to the next making you plunge in the wonders of the worlds being discovered. The strange otherworldly creatures drawn feel like mythological creatures. There are numerous hints to civilizations from the past as well, I discovered some Inca and Egyptian inspired art. The single and double panel pages are amazing to behold. There are some drawings showing the stages of the art at the back of the comic, of locations and creatures. It is very interesting to see how it was done.
I am quite fond of this story as it does a great deal of telling how to cope with growing responsibilities, changing life and accepting things that are happening whether you want them to or not.
I feel many will enjoy this story, the writing is enthralling and carries you along. It has so much to offer, so do give it a chance, I am sure you will not regret it.