Braun: Techtonic Shift

Shane White. Studiowhite, $39.95 (200p) ISBN 978-0-9983793-6-4
Painstaking, expensive production makes this lively dystopian story stand out from the crowd. Corporations are the real candidates for political office in Decca City; between elections, they maneuver to steal power by attacking one another. Cute and curvaceous redhead Maven and her best friend, Braun, an empathetic and super-competent robot, are minding their own business of harvesting parts from superfluous robots until their friendly employer suffers a hostile takeover by the Axiom Company. As it turns out, Braun is more than a simple robot: he holds secrets that Axiom’s top management craves, and the intrigue involves Maven and her family too. White’s script is above average, allowing for some character development and giving the story plenty of room to sprawl out. His artwork effectively fills the pages with dynamic energy. The most impressive thing about the book is how exceptional the coloring and printing are; its looks outshine the competent writing. (BookLife)
Reviewed on: 12/04/2017
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