New York gets closer to doomsday in Strange Attractors #4.
This is one of the most intriguing comic books that we’ve read in a long time. It deals with the concept that by working out an algorithm, a scientist can determine when disasters will happen. But by working from the same algorithm, he can avert them. We absolutely loved the previous issue, and this is no different. It’s completely character based, and has the advantage of not including typical archetypes that comic books rely on. It’s free from superheroes, costumes, aliens and out of this world events. And that makes it so much better.
Don’t get us wrong, we love superheroes (quite clearly), but this is a breath of fresh air. The distinctive art style and aesthetic present in Strange Attractors #4 makes it an absolutely enthralling read. And in a story where everything can be predicted, the characters are so wonderfully human. They mess up, they make mistakes and it just makes everything that much more believable. It’s quite easy to picture this story really occurring in New York. Some of the characters are unpredictable (or are they?) and the dialogue is absolutely perfect.
We can’t quite get over how brilliant Strange Attractors #4 is, it’s such an interesting concept that it’s hard not to love it. The only criticism we have of the plot is that it’s a little complicated. But that’s not exactly a negative given the large scope of the main plot. They are trying to manipulate chance and fate afterall. We loved the reunion between Grace and Heller, it felt absolutely perfect given the circumstances of the story. There’s definitely a movie quality about this story and we’re surprised the rights haven’t been snatched up sooner. If you’re a fan of complex thrillers, you don’t want to miss Strange Attractors.
Everything about this book is fantastic, art - plot - characters... do we need to say more?
- Character development