Title: Lone Wolf 2100: Chase the Setting Sun #1
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Written by: Eric Heisserer
Artwork by: Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Colors)
Rating: 4 out of 5
Inspired by the Lone Wolf and Cub Manga Series, and a follow up to the 2002 release, this futuristic mini-series is a page turner from beginning to end. Visually as well as mentally stimulating, I was immediately drawn in to the issue to the point where I was standing in the freezing cold trying to read it as my fingers slowly froze off one by one. This issue takes the original story and puts a updated spin on it, and does a fantastic job on it.
It is the year 2100, and a deadly epidemic has wiped out most of humanity by turning them into the Thrall: vampire-like, cannibalistic monsters seeking to feed on the surviving human race. The race begins as each country seeks to find a way to cure the Thrall; as he who is first in finding the cure will rule the world. For the US, the cure lies with Dr. Ogami – or rather his daughter, Daisy – as her blood holds the key to not only save the current human race, but cure the Thrall as well. Daisy has been sent on a mission with her protector – an android named Itto – to an yet unnamed location so they can extract her blood and make a cure; however, there are those who don’t want a cure to be found, but rather complete decimation of the Thralls.
In a world of dystopian and post-apocalyptic story lines, the last thing one wants to do is to add another one to their repertoire. But in our opinion, If your a fan of the previous stories or new to the series, this is a good way to jump into them. Pick it up, and don’t freeze your fingers off reading it on the way home.
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