Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Wednesday Comics: Prism Stalker

Image Comics has really been putting out some solid science fiction series. So many, in fact, that its hard to keep up with them all. I was clued in to Prism Stalker by Anne over at DIY&Dragons.

The ad copy compares it to the work of Octavia Butler (which I can see) and David Cronenberg (which is a bit iffier, so far). It tells the story of a young woman from a less technological advanced world, devastated by a plague whose people are refugees and indentured servants in wider galactic society. She impresses a visiting recruiter enough that she's taken for training in a special unit being taught to harness the reality-warping power of an alien world where the mysterious native species is "resisting" the civilizing forces of galactic hegemony.

The art is great and the story would make a good film, I think.


JB said...

Huh, I popped over here thinking the title of this post was "PRISON Stalker."

*That* would be a cool concept.
; )

Anne said...

Glad you liked it!

There's a definite post-colonial angle, with Vep's generation being cut off from their parents so they no longer speak the same language, for example.

I somehow missed making the connection that the school is training the students to colonize the planet ... but if the native lifeforms turn out to be at all intelligent, then yeah, the nature of the school's relationship to the planet becomes more sinister.