Title Eve #1
Words Victor LaValle
Art Jo Mi-Gyeong
Colors Brittany Peer
Published May 5, 2021
Publisher’s Summary “For fans of Undiscovered Country and Little Bird comes a new adventure series from award-winning author Victor LaValle (Victor LaValle’s Destroyer) and rising-star artist Jo Mi-Gyeong (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal) about a dangerous journey across a future dystopian America to save the world. * When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. * Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in. * In order to save her real father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her — or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet..”
For Eve, life is pleasant on the island where she lives with her dad. She wanders the perimeter of the compound, watches the crabs climb the mangroves and races back to have dinner with her father, wishing they were in New Orleans. All that she sees is illusion, and it is not the only fantasy. Soon she wakes from this dream of a word that never existed in her lifetime to find an android version of a childhood teddy bear staring at her. Wexler had been programmed by Eve’s father and is trying to communicate to her about what is really going on in the world, and how she must save it and perhaps save her father.
In Eve, Victor LaValle anchors this tale of climate apocalypse with the point of view an eleven-year-old girl. She is lost, parentless and somehow had been raised to be the key to the future of the Earth. She is full of courage and determination blended with an infectious confidence and positive attitude making her an endearing and delightful protagonist.
The Bottom Line
Eve is more than just a typical “save the planet” story. It is more about a little girl’s courage and a love that endures even in simulation. Armed with the fake bear and a dinghy, her adventure starts.