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The Surrogates

By Robert Venditti
Artwork by Brett Weldele

Reviewed by Lorenzo Princi
The Surrogates by Robert Venditti
Cover Concept by Lorenzo Princi, 12 September 2012

In the near future, most of humanity is living their day to day life through a Surrogate body (or Surri). Locking themselves up in the safety of their own homes has lowered physical interaction as well as the crime rate. When two surrogates are destroyed by a terrorist bent on returning the world to a time when life was lived rather than played out, it is up to detectives Harvey Greer and Pete Ford to find and stop them.

The Surrogates is a cat and mouse sci-fi thriller with a fresh take on the dystopian future. Venditti and Weldele ask how far we would take consumerism in the search for a fountain of youth and to what lengths we would go to maintain our humanity.

Dark and sad, this is a great action packed comic with which I would recommend to fans or Asimov and Alan Moore's V For Vendetta.