Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Golden City The Harrison File

Golden City Vol. 5: The Harrison File

Golden City Vol. 5 is probably the best one yet for my money. This series is already a favorite of mine- taut story, compelling characters and amazing art- and this one just ups the ante even more. This might already be one of my top graphic novel series- it's that good. Banks is now ready to infiltrate Golden City itself, in order to find the secret facility his mother told him about- and to reclaim his life as well. But of course things won't go that easy right? 

Banks gets into the floating city easily enough and has to make it across town to his apartments without getting caught. Luckily for him his doppelganger is in meetings and by the time he realizes something is wrong, it's almost too late. Banks finds the hidden facility deep in the bowels of Golden City, and to his shock finds it to be a full-on cloning lab. With clones of children and SBE's (synthetic biological entities) of his wife Jessica as well. And as he confronts Professor Seed about this he learns that his mother initiated it all- and that it is intimately linked with his own childhood. 

Amazing. I can't really characterize it any way other than that. A futuristic world with dystopian elements, a breakneck pace and lots to think about. The implications of cloning, issues of identity and straight up adventure, including another awesome boat chase through an Asian inspired canal city- this series just continually surpasses my expectations. It's fun. Easily the best thing I'm reading right now in terms of comics. This volume is outstanding, and my only complaint is I haven't found a physical copy in English- I don't know if it's been translated other than via Kindle and ComiXology, which is a shame because I need this on my shelf. 

18 comments:

  1. Another great cover for this series. πŸ‘✨

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  2. That's a great cover! A shame you can't find a physical copy.

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    1. I know! I want all these on my shelf.

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  3. Sounds interesting. Love the cover

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  4. This series really does get better and better -- and that cover!

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  5. The more I hear you talk about this, the more I want to read it😁

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  6. Sounds good, wonder if it is appropriate for high schoolers? Although if I can't get a physical copy, can't put it in my library I guess.

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    1. It's in French so if you want a foreign language copy... and there is some nudity and sexual situations in I think volume four, if I recall- so I'd exercise caution probably.

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  7. I've not read it but I like the cover.

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  8. UGH I really really want this in my life but I also really want a physical copy! I just don't know if I can do graphic novels on a Kindle, you know? Especially now that I have the Paperwhite like. I don't want to read a graphic novel in black and white! I mean. I could be less lazy and charge my old Kindle fire, but. And to be fair, it does make sense, as I bet it's a lot easier (and MUCH less expensive) to translate a digital version. I mean, you could always just learn French fluently! Look at me, solving problems.

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  9. This really does sounds like a great premise for a series. And that cover is fantastic!

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  10. This sounds pretty awesome. I will check if my library has it - if not - I just checked Amazon and it was $5.99 for the first. Not too bad to see if I like it.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  11. I think this is my favorite cover so far. Glad you are liking them!

    Mary

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