Cognetic #1

9.3 Overall Score
Writing: 9/10
Artwork: 10/10
Dialogue: 9/10

Sci-fi Action | Great Story

COGNETIC #1
James Tyhion IV, Eryk Donovan
BOOM! Studios
2015

Every human believes that they are self-reliant, self-determined individuals, each set on their own course. They’ve built civilizations, they’ve built culture, they’ve built lives… But what if that isn’t the right track? What if there is a singular mind ready to take back control and finally right the destiny of mankind and build a better tomorrow? Cognetic is the story of a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population as a part of its hivemind, and his return to humanity in modern-day New York City. It’s a psychic action thriller, precariously positioned on the edge of outright apocalypse. It’s also the story of a young woman, the assistant to the director of the FBI, who might be the only one who can save humanity, but at a terrible, terrible cost. Each issue in this miniseries is oversized with 48 pages!

Get ready for a pulse-pounding, apocalyptic sci-fi thriller about a how a mysterious and tragic event in New York City is just another move in a millennia old feud between two supernatural beings. The phenomenal duo James Tyhion IV (Batman franchise at DC Comics, Memetic) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you another fascinating tale that will have readers begging for more!

The first issue revolves around an array of seemingly unrelated characters; two fisherman on their boat to two guys sitting next to each other on a bus, and a young assistant named Annie. Annie is the assistant to the Director of the FBI and is on a usual business trip in The Big Apple when tragedy strikes the city and causes a deadly panic. Body after body keep smashing onto the pavement as tourists keep voluntarily jumping off the top of the Empire State Building! Police send squad after squad into the building only to lose contact and watch them as they also jump to their deaths. Recordings found on the bodies all contain rants about how humans think that they are in control of their lives and how easily that can be shattered by fear. Annie realizes the gravity of the situation and can be seen entering the building to confront whatever entity is taking over the minds of the people inside the building!

Cognetic is a mesmerizing thriller that is written at the perfect pace to keep readers entertained and anxious for whatever happens on the next page. It is a wonderful blend of sci-fi action and suspense mixed with biblical/historical drama. The artwork fits perfectly with the story and captures the hive mind mentality as the people are possessed by a sentient, psychic force.  The only flaw is that readers will have to wait until issue 2 to see what happens!

 

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