Alex + Ada # 3, Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn
Ada is out in the open. We start where we left on issue 2. Alex cannot hide Ada anymore from his friends. He then notices he is as clueless as they are about her and how she works and we realize one of the reasons why Alex though it would not be ok for his friends to meet Ada, but it is not as bad as he imagined. The question does arise and it makes him more uncomfortable than ever-how the androids become sentiment? Alex is trying to figure out ways to find what Ada thinks or likes, but she cannot have an opinion about anything so she is ok with everything Alex likes. This makes Alex feel uneasy, as he is showing to have an attachment to Ada. But how can he help her? Joining a group that might not be legal.
The question about robots being sentient has been there since issue one, but in this issue we go deeper, is something that looks so much like a human, talks, feels and even eats like a human, alive? Alex wants Ada to have her own voice but that could be a threat to humans. It happened before, so why could it not happen again? Androids go sentient and kill people, everyone knows that, Alex knows that, yet he is searching for a way to make her sentient, to make her free of his desires. Why? Is it because of a feeling that might be starting in Alex? or is it just the curiosity of what really happens and why they react violently? Could Ada be violent if she was aware of herself? This series brings up interesting questions about robotic ethics and technology dependency. The art is consistently good and it goes perfectly with the story and complements the dialogue.
Alex + Ada # 3, published by Image Comics, I really want to know where this is going. Rating 9/10