Broken Pieces is the new series from Aspen Comics that explores the world of the future where bio chemical weapons have changed the way we live. Written by Mark Roslan with art by Micah Kaneshiro the story of Broken Pieces has everything a sci-fi series should have: a world disaster, a manipulative corporation, a love story and a monster. The series kicks off with plenty of mystery and exciting areas for stories to grow.
In the year 2032 a bio-bomb will be detonated near the Gulf of Mexico irradiating the South of the United States creating a pandemic more devastating than the Black Plague. People are unable to breathe the air and must live in fear of developing harmful mutations. Corporations have developed artificial body parts to help people to survive in the new environment but it is no substitute for the real thing.
In Broken Pieces #1, Trinion Industries has found the solution to the plagues of the year 2033, rejuvenation. Lead Director of Trinion Damon Ludas has recruited Dr. Gabriella Adams to create a natural way for the body to repair itself. Dr. Adams’ research and work will change the world forever. But when she discovers the truth about Trinion she realizes their goals are not as altruistic as they might seem.
Mark Roslan writes believable characters in a world that has fallen apart. This is not a dystopian future but the characters are facing real problems that may never be cured. They are living their lives with a cloud over their heads, but aren’t panicking about the end of the world. These are real people behaving in a real manner and the story feels natural. Roslan has raised questions about this world that you want to learn more about. The hook of the story grabs you from the start.
Micah Kaneshiro’s art is beautiful with stunning page design and layouts. His art is lifelike and the characters look and act true. The designs of Kaneshiro show a world that is only a little more advanced than our world today. His work highlights a society twenty years into the future without using special effects and settings that would make you question the timeframe of the story.
The decision: Broken Pieces #1 is a great first act of an exciting science fiction story. Mark Roslan and Micah Kaneshiro introduce new concepts and themes to the story. The setting and events of the story are possibilities which ground the sci-fi story with a realistic base. There is plenty of science fiction and fantasy in the story to get you excited and hook reader for the entire series.
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The Culver City based Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements, Aspen MLT, Inc. quickly carved its mark on the comic book industry.