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Review – Wasted Space #6 (Vault Comics)

Wasted Space #6 (Vault Comics)
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Wasted Space #6

Words: Michael Moreci
Art: Hayden Sherman
Colors: Jason Wordie
Publisher: Vault Comics
Release Date: February 6, 2019

“The whole fam damily is back! Billy visits a crooked politician. Dust and Fury make sweet bot-love in unsanitary locations. A ghost haunts Molly’s visions of Rex. And Legion pets a dog. The galaxy is still totally f**ked, but maybe together they can un-f**k it—probably not. Now (officially!) an ongoing!”

 

Embarking On A Journey – Wasted Space #6

 

Wasted Space #6 kicks off this week as our group of misfits continues where they left off: embarking on a journey to kill The Creator himself. 

I was lucky enough to be able to read the entire series leading up to this in one sitting so I was all set to review this awesome collection. 

Writing

Wasted Space #6 Cover
Wasted Space #6 (Vault Comics) cover by Hayden Sherman

The second installment of this collection continues to demonstrate Michael Moreci’s and Hayden Sherman’s seamless collaboration, with an interesting premise. The group travels around the sordid areas of the galaxy looking for anything they can find to continue their mission. 

The structure of the writing really stands out here. The dialogue is tight as the heroes visit the worst parts of the galaxy. Moreci adds some trademark philosophical thoughts to the dialogue, making it even stronger. One particular piece of dialogue that stands out is between Legion and The Creator, but you’re going to have to read it yourself to find out what happens. Another relationship that sticks out is that of Dust and Fury, a new addition to the team. There’s a lot more to happen between the two of them and I can’t wait to read what happens next between the two!

Additionally, the action is tight with some cynicism thrown in for good measure. I’m particularly fond of Billy and his perspective. He speaks with a jaded, yet equally humorous, view that really demonstrates Moreci’s character development. And this is something that stands to each character on the crew; they are given equal time and development. 

Art

Hayden Sherman’s work here is edgy and dynamic. The other-worldliness of his artwork gives the story even more quirkiness to the characters. Sherman captures the idiosyncrasies of each character in an animated way.

And although the style isn’t uniform or conventionally neat, his artwork adds to the action and flow of the comic. There is also a lot going on, as each panel is filled with details and linework. While this isn’t necessarily my cup of tea in graphic novels, it works for Wasted Space. The world feels rich, detailed and alive and the blocky style doesn’t get in the way of the story at all. Jason Wordie also deserves some credit in his coloring, which is alive and vibrant.

All and all the artwork is rough, ready and raw and exactly what is needed for this story.

Conclusion

This new ARC is awesome. As the crew consisting of Billy Bane and his comrades try to kill The Creator and save the Galaxy. Moreci and Sherman have created a vibrant world rich with charm and complexity any intergalactic space opera needs. And that makes this a must-read! Oh, and let’s not forget the crazy sex robots too, can never have too many of them!


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Therese Walsh

Thérèse is an Anthropologist, Klingon enthusiast and bookworm. She's second generation nerd with a passion for everything Star Trek, Star Wars and generally everything! She's based in Ireland and lives with her husband and two fur babies Yoda the Dog and Zombie the Cat

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