BLAME! Vol. 2 by Tsutomu Nihei
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Here is my chaotic step by step ramble…
::LOG.10:: THE NETSPHERE
Actual, traditional story telling! We meet Cibo again. Maybe in an earlier timeline? And after a little backstory we come full circle to the end of the previous chapter. A bit difficult to tell the characters apart, they all pretty much have the same face.
The Administration… The ruling level of the Netsphere.
I think I like the artwork better than in the first volume. It‘s probably the same and has just grown on me.
The city grows… what is with all the phallic, turd-shaped and drippy, goey things? Yuk?
Other than that, pretty cool looking.
::LOG.12:: STORAGE KING
Very Matrix-like, I keep waiting for Mr. Smith to pop out of the woodworks.
And then there is this whole I, Robot-thing…
… and a litte H. R. Giger…
Well, that was very, very good!
::LOG.13:: ELECTRO FISHERS
An in between chapter, going places…
Meeting new people, finding mysterious passages… eep…
Some great spreads in these last two chapters!
Oh, shoot! Well, that was not good… on the other hand, what is going on with Kyrii?
I like this story! This is a lot more interesting and suspenseful than the first collected edition!
::LOG.16:: THE ATTACK
::LOG.17:: LANGUAGE MATRIX
Great action, I like the plot. Exciting! Great panels…
::LOG.19:: THE BACKUP WORLD
Think of the last part of The Matrix! And Tron. And a reveal that I had half expected already anyway. Still, good stuff. Oh, and colour!
Wow, what an ending.
::LOG.20:: RESTRICTION LIFTED
Wow, what an ending. Wait, I wrote that already…
Ok, sorry for this weird non-review. I decided to consider the first master edition as set-up. A confusing, mostly plotless set-up. This made totally up for it. Loved it.