Comic Book Review: Origins #5

Comic Book Review: Origins #5

By Rebecca Benson

What once started as a casual read has turned into the need for more. BOOM! Studios will soon release their newest issue in the “Origins” series! Which I am super excited for, by the way. With only two left in the series, I strongly encourage you to catch up on your “Origins” reading.

If you’ve been reading this series, created by Arash Amel, Lee Krieger, and Joseph Oxford, you know “Origins” features David, who is strongly determined to find out who he really is. Chloe, additionally, plays a vital role in the story. (I’ll leave it at that, just in case you’d like to read it for yourself). Not only that, but he must save all of humanity. But readers are transported into the how and the motive behind the ‘why.’ 

The literary aspect Writer Clay McLeod Chapman works into the storyline always reminds me that comics are so much more than just panels and paper; They command words, colors, and passion. This is why I truly admire “Origins.” It has a sort of poetic quality to it. It is incredibly unique: the portrayal of technology, or the “Network,” going awry to David and Chloe’s world and surroundings. Artist Jakub Rebelka and Colorist Patricio Delpeche are the perfect talents for this series. They offer such a range of skills. Each deeply rendering the emotions of our main characters and their environments. “Origins” looks at the evolvement of humanity: its strengths and weaknesses, and also the talents and arts left behind that make us, us. It is such an exceptional and wonderful read! The only disappointment was the “to be continued” on the last page! I honestly kept waiting for the next, but alas, there was none. But I will have to wait, unfortunately. 

This week is the week to pick up the new issue! Be sure to continue reading the saga!

Rating: FOUR Pastrami Nations out of FIVE 

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Rebecca Benson currently resides in the mountains of California. A mother of one daughter, she has a love for pop culture, with a knack for Disney, all things books, and is currently an educator for the hearing impaired. An avid reader, she jumped deeper into the world of comic books in 2020, with her interest piqued in the independent scene.

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