Comic Review: Self/Made #4

Self/Made #4

Image Comics

Writer: Mat Groom

Artist: Edwardo Ferigato

 

Self/Made is a science fiction comic that tackles issues of identity, free will, and the singularity. While the first two issues showed promise, #3 and #4 have fallen flat of the mark set early on in the series.

Story:

Issue #4 picks up months after the conclusion of #3. Rebecca, the ousted scientist at a gaming company has salvaged a data orb that contains a sentient digital consciousness. She inserts it into an android shell, and voila, Amala is born into the organic world. At first, Amala doesn’t understand what has happened, and it takes her a moment to comprehend the world around her, but it isn’t long before she heads out into the streets with Rebbeca’s friend, James.

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Comic Review: Self/Made #3

Self/Made #3

Image Comics

Writer: Mat Groom

Artist: Edwardo Ferigato

Self/Made, as the title suggests, is a comic about the lives we choose for ourselves as well as the lives that are thrust upon us. With a foundation of science fiction and a healthy dose of intermittent fantasy mechanics, Self/Made gives author, Mat Groom, and artist, Edwardo Ferigato, ample room to explore genre as much as existential themes.

Rebecca, a savvy programmer, has created the singularity. The singularity is a video game character named Amala. To test that Amala is actually sentient, Rebecca guides her creation into another game filled with space zombie-things. The leader of the space zombies is none other than Bryce, Rebecca’s corporate nemesis at the company she works at. Rebecca and Amala must win the game to prove Amala’s sentence.

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Comic Review: Self/Made # 2

Self/Made #2

Image Comics

Writer: Mat Groom

Artist: Edwardo Ferigato

Self/Made is a fantasy/science fiction story. It explores concepts of sentients in organic life forms as well as in programmed ones. It attempts to redefine what is commonly perceived as “alive,” but does it pull off such a profound endeavor? The attempt in and of itself should be applauded.

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