Staff Picks (July14): Future Proof #1
Jun 18, 2014
Publisher: Bliss On Tap
What if your job was to ensure that events in the past took place to secure the state of future? The date is November 22, 1963 on a grassy knoll in Dallas, Texas, and special agents from out of time James Rison, and Simon Magus, have one mission: to make sure President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Welcome to the first exciting issue of Bliss on Tap’s newest science fiction series, Future Proof!
As any fan of conspiracy theories, hard science, and even time-travel is well aware, in fiction it is no easy task to not only tackle some of society’s most unbelievable events in history but to also create a story that is approachable (not super text heavy with tedious explanation) and honestly entertaining. Fear not - readers who are looking for the science behind the fiction, the fact within the speculation, and a book you can just sit down, open up, and enjoy; the creative team behind Future Proof have done all this as well as interweave the added bonus of a bit of lighthearted humor.
The characters are fun, there is a fantastic balance of “fact” to fiction, and the Future Proof creative team does a wonderful job of creating a new and original take on some of our most infamous conspiratorial events. Finally, a series that does the conspiracy theory genre justice! Having had the opportunity to read the first two issues, I can say without a doubt that if you are a fan of the X-Files or any of the numerous shows that have aired in the last few years that take on some of society’s greatest mysteries then this is a comic series you will not want to pass up!
~ Caitlin McCabe
In Stores: 9/24/14