Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Surrogates

by Robert Venditti (story) and Brett Weldele (art), 204 pages

In the not too distant future, most people stay home and live and work remotely through highly realistic high-tech robots called surrogates.  When his surrogate is damaged while investigating the destruction of several surrogates in an electrical storm and during a break-in at a lab, Harvey finds himself the odd man out when he decides to actually go to work in person.

This near-future dystopian story is more social commentary (/warning?) than mystery, but I enjoyed pondering the questions it poses.  From what I hear, the movie adaptation with Bruce Willis is quite different, so I'll have to watch it and compare the two.  If you give this a look-see, you might consider coming to BWD to chat about it in the fall when it has its turn in our ongoing graphic novel discussions.*

*the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 (shameless program plug)  :P

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