When does a utopia become a dystopia? Stephen and Matthew take a look at Symmetry #1 by Matt Hawkins and Raffaele Ienco in this week’s Dueling Review.

symmetry00Symmetry #1
Writer: Matt Hawkins
Artist: Raffaele Ienco
Publisher: IMAGE COMICS
Utopia is here. Hunger, sickness, work…all relics of a long forgotten past. For the greater good of the human species, all individuality, creativity, and negative emotions have been genetically bred out and medically suppressed. The population is limited to segregated areas where people lead long lives of leisure, games, and socializing.  Only one man and one woman seem to notice, care, or think differently. Once they find each other, their relationship sparks a revolution…but will their love cause the salvation or destruction of mankind?

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. December 11, 2015 at 5:05 pm — Reply

    I looked at the book, and I think I know why it looks so stiff. I think the artist used a 3D model program and basically took screenshots of digital marionettes. Either he painted skins on top or touched up individual images in Photoshop. The comic has a very similar feel to lots of slightly older computer/video games.

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