Corollary is a new sci-fi miniseries from Source Point Press that might make you see double. That’s because everything has a double in a universe where humans and aliens interact. The only problem is if your double dies, you die too. The first issue is out now and features beautiful watercolor art, a colorful collection of alien life, and a big twist to cap things off.
Corollary opens on main character Andromeda, who lives alone and takes on odd jobs as a veterinarian. The very concept of a space veterinarian is already cool, but series writer Adam Rose and artist Robert Ahmad show us the doctor in action early on. Nothing like helping a giant animal with a city on its back floating through space, right? As the story moves forward, Andromeda must interact with colorful animal creatures and strange aliens of all types, making for an imaginative experience.
The standout element of the first issue is Ahmad’s art. There’s a little bit of Earthworm Jim mixed in with that Disney animation look thanks to the watercolors. Andromeda has the perfect Disney princess nose and even her facial expressions give off a pure Disney princess vibe. Technology and crafts look great too with a simple but expressive style. It’s a great looking book from cover to cover.
About midway through, the story shifts to focus on the big twist and Andromeda’s ability to stay alive without her twin. It’s here the pace of the book slows way down as we embark on another adventure after the veterinarian gig. This chunk of the story jumps back to show us Andromeda’s twin’s death and it ends up feeling a bit pointless. Sure, some readers might be interested in how Andromeda’s twin was killed, but it ends up reading like a departure from the main quest and runs on for too long.
This all leads to the big twist, which will likely pay off later, especially that flashback but it’s an odd way to plot the book. Weaving in the flashback of Andromeda’s twin’s death with some ongoing missions might have made more sense. That said, Rose has set up some interesting questions to be resolved and answers going forward. Based on the cover and the flashback, one might assume this twist means some more fantasy-themed storytelling.
If you love sci-fi and unique-looking sci-fi adventures, pick up Corollary. The art has fabulously crafted an intriguing world worth exploring. Tucked away in that world-building is a twist that could make for an interesting dynamic for Andromeda to resolve going forward.
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