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First Impression: MOTHERLANDS [2018] #1

by Glenn Snow | November 6th, 2017

MOTHERLANDS [2018] #1Here’s a super-cool sounding new Vertigo mini-series. I’m definitely intrigued by the ‘world.’ I’m less excited about the actual drama described in the solicitation text, but I realize there would be no ‘world’ to showcase without some kind of actual story to tell in it. That’s the trick. That’s the magic.

“In a crazed future where unhinged technologies and interconnected parallel Earths have given rise to a spectacular class of super-criminal, the most beloved celebrities aren’t actors or rock stars, but the bounty hunters who traverse an exotic multiverse in search of impossible prey. But when the spotlight-shunning, strait-laced tracer known as Tab finds herself in an ultra-violent race for her greatest prize yet, she’s forced to work with her greatest enemy, the only person capable of IDing him: her own elderly, overbearing and hypercritical mother, who was once the most fabulous and celebrated bounty hunter of them all. A sci-fi action comedy blacker than dragon s***, MOTHERLANDS is the dimension-hopping, criminal-blasting story of two extraordinary women written by Si Spurrier (SUICIDE SQUAD, The Spire) with art by Rachael Stott (Star Trek/Planet of the Apes, Sex Criminals). MATURE READERS”

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