My weekly trawl through Comixology for interesting comics of quality is increasingly a harder task every week. Far too many bad superhero comics that are badly drawn, or fantasy comics which all look the same, or tedious crossovers or reboots from big publishers. The interesting stuff seems thin on the ground which makes it harder to spot.
This brings me to Mauricio Pommella’s Binary Noise, a SF comic compilation of three stories, Infused Man, Distant Argos and Electric Body.The first story, deals with a homeless man rescued from his life in a drunken stupor living in the streets for some mysterious purpose.
The second story, Distant Argos, is about a mining spaceship that arrives at the distant asteroid Argos which they intend to strip bare.
The final story Electric Body is about a prison robot on Europa that starts hearing strange noises and sees a new prisoner who looks oddly familiar to it.
All three stories are linked so there’s an overarching plot which pays off very well, but it’s not just Pommella’s melancholy tone of story that’s something different, it’s his art which wears it’s influences on it’s sleeve. Binary Noise is a fantastic comic that tries to do something different from the norm in regards the sadly maligned anthology comic. Patching together three stories to create a larger one isn’t unique but in this case it’s interesting and certainly better than reading about spandex or fur clad heroes fighting each other.
Binary Noise is on Comixology for a mere £1.99. It’s worth a try.