Elsewhere #1 – What Happened to Amelia Earhart?
Story: Jay Faerber
Art / Cover: Ron Riley, Sumeyye Kesgin
Published by: Image Comics
What if… Amelia Earhart wound up on a mysterious planet? Populated with strange beings…? Amelia finds herself in an odd predicament when she crash lands on an unknown planet. In the process she lost Fred Noonan who traveled with her as well. After having been rescued she must find a way to find back Fred and to get back home. It seems that this is far more easier said than done…
Talk about something I had not seen coming! I think it is a great idea to take a well known historical character and place her in a completely different world than we ever thought possible. We all know Amelia’s story, and we all wonder what happened, truly happened to her and Fred. This is just one take on that, albeit a fantastical take on it. At first I was a tad concerned that it would not work and somehow tarnish the reputation of Amelia. But when I read the comic, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sure, it takes a historical character and places her in a far of world but it works. We all know Amelia thus we connect to her and the story being told. I find it a great story to read and I am eager to see where it will go next if I am honest. You are left with the same questions as her and just as little answers as her too. It makes it so that you discover everything alongside with her. It is exciting!
The art is great, very detailed and captures Amelia’s essence perfectly. I love the usage of colors in the new world and how, even though we are on an alien planet, the art seems to anchor you in reality. Very enjoyable indeed.
Do also have a look at the interview with Jay Faerber and Sumeyye Kesgin and discover how they came by the idea of this great comic!
Elsewhere #1 arrives in stores on the 2nd of August.