Symmetry #3 Review: A Brief Return to Humanity

Symmetry_03-1By Daniel Schwartz

Contributing Guest Reviewer

(Victor Valley)– What is humanity? What does it mean to be human? As we continue to rely more and more on technology and the internet to communicate and exist, many people believe that we are losing small pieces of our humanity as we progress. This is the premise of the groundbreaking Image series Symmetry.

Thousands of years in the future, humanity has achieved perfect harmony while being integrated into computers and segregated by race. When a resort is hit by an electricity-killing solar flare, a small band of disconnected survivors must discover what all of the technology and hormones have been suppressing. With passionate feelings and instincts suddenly coming to the surface, a small pack of unplugged humans must fight for survival before and after their rescue.

While looking forward in time, Symmetry #3 also looks back as well. With racial segregation a staple of this future society, the bonding of a White man and Hispanic woman begins to cause concern among the leaders of both races. Because the separation of races has taken place so long, most citizen are not even aware that people of other races and backgrounds exist.

Not only does this comic explore different dynamics of humanity, but it also tells a fast-paced and exciting story. Matt Hawkins continues to build off of the momentum from the first two issues and dives deeper into an increasingly fragile and troubling Utopia with a stunning visual style that fits the tone and pace of the story.

Rating: 9.25 out of 10

Publisher: Top Cow/Image Comics

Writer: Matt Hawkins

Artist: Raffaele Ienco