Piracy is Liberation

    (CBK, 2007)
™ and © CBK

Now here’s an interesting book. There’s no point in improving on Warren Ellis’ pinpoint description of the art as Ben Templesmith combined with Brian Wood, (whose dystopian futures and rebellious teens also seem evident in the story), so here’s a rundown of the plot, with touches of Aeon Flux and The Matrix:

In a tightly controlled future, some hackers concoct a plan to bring down the system (like good hackers do). It treads familiar ground, but brings enough thoughtfulness and catchy phrasing to break out of the herd from pedestrian cyberpunk. Writer/artist Mattias Elftorp pulls concepts out of thin air at a couple points, which might feel cheap if he didn’t premise everything that follows on them, thereby disposing of their apparent convenience by carrying them to the story’s end.

— Brendan McGinley

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