Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Elsewhere, Vol. 1, by Jay Faerber (story), Sumeyye Kesgin (art), Ron Riley (colorist), Thomas Mauer (lettering)

Image Comics, ISBN 9781534304697, January 2018

What happened to Amelia Earhart, when she disappeared over the Pacific on her around the world flight?

Her plane had engine trouble, and she and Fred Noonan had to bail out. Then they fell through a hole in spacetime...

Amelia finds herself in the middle of a rebellion by not-quite-human people against the evil lord who has driven them from their homes and is brutally oppressing them. She needs to find Fred, and that means helping her new friends, Cort  and Tavel, rescue their friends. Along the way, they encounter swarming, flesh-eating insects, and find shelter from them in a Nazi submarine stranded in the trees.

She also meets up with another person who famously disappeared after jumping out of a plane.

Flying steeds, flesh-eating insects, freedom fighters, dark lords, and Nazi subs in trees are a lot to adjust to in short order, but Amelia is tough, resourceful,and determined. The story is fast-paced, and the art grabbed my eyes and helped keep me engaged.

Recommended.

I received a free electronic galley of this book from the publisher, and am reviewing it voluntarily.