The Last Amazon

Fiction - Graphic Novel/Comic
128 Pages
Reviewed on 10/24/2018
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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

The world in The Last Amazon by Jamison Stone is very different from our current world, even though the story is not too far in the future. It is the year 2050, and the world is in ashes. Two superpowers (the Denver Denizens and Hawaii’s Azureus Islands) are fighting a post-apocalyptic cold war to decide who will be the one and only true superpower. Only very few parts of the planet are still habitable, and instead of working towards a positive future, the two superpowers only care about one thing: more power. A scientist wants to convince a sentient technology to help heal the world - however, this special AI could also cause the end of all organic life forms, which obviously include humans.

I picked up The Last Amazon by Jamison Stone because I enjoy a good comic every now and then, and the blurb of the book sounded rather compelling. It actually is hard to tell you what the story is about in just a few sentences as it's a lot more than I initially expected. The whole graphic novel (because comic isn't quite the right word) is a lot more than I expected and one of the most fascinating books I've read this year. Visually, it's absolutely outstanding and moves away from the classic comic book panel design. Each page is a new and different experience, which is great fun!

The story moves ahead at a fast pace, so you don't have much time to take a breather. There is a lot to absorb, and at times it can be a little overwhelming (in a very positive way). I liked that real women were used to portray the female main characters, and the digital versions just looked awesome. I also liked the small details, e.g. the cat portrayed with Danni. A lot of work must have gone into this, and the effort that has been put into this book definitely paid off. Wow!