I liked this futuristic graphic novel about half-human genetically-engineered “bumans”. The story centers around one Christian senator who is struggling to find the truth about bumans, whether they have souls or are just animals, and whether they have the ability to function in society. Then he has to make decisions about how his stand for freedom and mercy will affect his political career.
I loved that it’s not just a story about politics, but there is a personal side as the senator’s family meet and befriend a buman. His marriage is tested as the plot becomes more intense, and he worries for the safety of his family as terrorism and mob violence escalates.
There’s tons of espionage and political intrigue, and I liked that the local church gets involved and shapes the story’s direction as well.
I like the artwork. It tells a clear story with every panel. The pacing is good, although sometimes the transitions between scenes are very abrupt.
An enjoyable read, and it really makes you think and face your ideas about what makes us human and what gives us worth.
This is not a graphic novel for young kids, since there are some intense subjects like prostitution, racism, violence, and pornography. These issues are addressed tastefully from a conservative Christian viewpoint, so it would be appropriate for older teens.
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the thoughts expressed here are my own true opinions and are not influenced by anyone.