Not too long ago, a quirky little Indie comic came out by the title of Wretches. I had nothing but praise for this unique and fun title, and Issue #2 is finally up on Kickstarter. Brilliant artwork and a compelling story are a continued promise as we resume the story of Shea and Sean and the battle between Humans and Robots. Keep reading to check out a preview of Issue #2, what the comic is all about and see what those lovely Kickstarter rewards are.
So, as mentioned earlier I am a big fan of Wretches. The first Issue was a perfect example of blending new life into an established idea, with a unique rhetoric and gorgeous graphics. The tried and true formula of Robots vs Humans is subverted by the story of a brother and sister just trying to survive. “We watch as the story evolves into one of loss, where the world they inhabit and each one they visit is a reminder of the overarching theme of family and deprivation, and that’s all in the first issue.”
“Brother and sister duo, Shea and Sean, have spent their youth struggling to survive, alone in an alien city, far from the now lifeless planet they’d once called home. Now, all grown up, they make their way by capturing other beings for the promise of reward – specializing in hunting the robots they’d once shared their home planet with.
Still suffering emotionally from the loss of everything they’d ever known and loved, Shea and Sean have nothing else in the universe but each other. Once one of them is kidnapped, the other will tear the entire galaxy apart until they are finally reunited.”
You can check out our full review for Wretches Issue #1 HERE where I called it “a new comic to satisfy your scifi needs.”
Wretches is back with its second Issue, and it needs a bit of help to make it a reality. The second issue promises to pick up where issue 1 left off. For those of us who’ve become invested, it’s easy to assume that this won’t be a warm welcome back for Shea and Sean. We get a bunch of new (and amazing) character and world sketches for the upcoming issue as well. The character design is just as flawless as it once was (I’d even wager to say it has improved) and the overall tone of the comic has been upgraded.
The Kickstarter boasts a ton of rewards for backers, but they shouldn’t be the incentive since the comic itself is worth the money. The additions are nice as always though. With a little under $750 of a $4,000 goal, now would be a great time to invest in an awesome comic experience.