Released on the heels of the relaunched Dark Horse Presents (with its powerhouse lineup) comes Strange Adventures (Vertigo).
On the whole, this sci-fi compilation delivers. A few of the concepts tread very familiar ground. But there is a lot to like here, although not everyone agrees. Some of the top tweets and forum conversation on S.A. #1.
The story that stuck most is probably Peter Milligan and Sylvain Savoia‘s “Partners“. I don’t want to say too much because it would spoil the fun. Needless to say it has an interesting Stand By Me vibe and the story turns in a disturbing direction that plants many unanswered questions along the way.
Definitely worth a read if you’re into the whole sci-fi/post-apocalyptic/horror thing.
Go pick up a copy, read it, and let me know what you think. Hopefully it sells and Vertigo turns this into an annual book.
On a related note, if you’ve ever read 2020 Visions, drop me a line. I’m looking to talk to other people who’ve read it.
(Cover artist: Paul Pope. Sweet!)