Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Comic Book Recommendations: Alex + Ada.

Book: Alex + Ada

Writer: Jonathan Luna

Art: Sarah Vaughn

Pages: Each single issue is around 30 pages long.

Read On: My iPad

How Long it Took Me To Read: 30 minutes

Plot Summary: ALEX + ADA,  is a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But when Ada is dropped into his life, will Alex doesn't know what he wants or believes anymore. The more he gets to know Ada, he gets to like her and connect with her. But she isn't a real person. Will he keep her?

Things I Loved: 

1. The story is pretty compelling and interesting one. 

2. The character of Alex is immensely likable and one you get to know more as the series progresses. I really liked him and his reactions to situations and things was pretty realistic and believable. 

3. The world building is done very well too. 

4. Alex's group of friends and their reactions on meeting Ada were just so real and genuine. 

5. The many different kinds of person & Android relationships shown in the comic book were also very interesting. 

6. But the best part was the questions this comic book raises and makes you wonder about as well, what makes us human? And what kind of relationship can you have with a robot? Do robots have rights? I found all of these things very thought provoking and very interesting. 

7. The art is pretty good too. 

8. The way in which Alex and Ada's relationship progresses is also nice to read and get invested in. 

9. I also really, really liked Alex's grandmother, the one who got him Ada in the first place and has a romantic relationship with her own Android, so fun! She is funny and feisty.

10. We also meet quite a few Androids who are fighting for their rights and freedom and I liked these side characters too.  

Rating: 4/5 

I've read around 12 installments of this comic so far and I am curious to carry on with the series. 



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