Warning: Mild spoilers await you in this review. If you don’t mind getting a general idea of the plot, then keep on reading. If you hate knowing even the tiniest little thing then please wait until after you’ve read the comic before continuing any further. If you’d just like to know if I recommend the series: yes, yes I do. Thus ends my disclaimer. Enjoy the review, nerds.
I have to admit – it took my awhile to figure out exactly what I was reading when given the first issue of the Sage Escape mini-series – but once I got the whole picture (well, mostly) I enjoyed what I had read.
Sage Escape (story and cover art by Damian S. Simankowicz) takes place in the future, where there are many technological improvements. Friendly Corp, the biggest military provider in the Universe, manufactures cybernetic/human hybrid warriors called “salesmen assassins”. Our main Character, Sage, is a new prototype of one of these hybrids who has gone rogue. Sage is the first teenager they have upgraded, and when she came online she was convinced she had memories. It takes a long time, but eventually you connect everything together and realize that Friendly Corp isn’t so friendly. In fact, they are potentially involved in the massacre of an Earth colony. Just when you think you’re about to get to the bottom of this mystery, Sage Escape pulls the rug out from under you, and you are left to imagine what just happened and how it will be resolved.
The first issue of this miniseries is currently available to download on their website. The second issue is due to be released April 8th, so you don’t have a terribly long wait to get your next fix. It’s a good thing too, because while I’m not going to spoil the ending, I will say it will leave you wanting more.