Alex + Ada #5 Review

Alex + Ada #5

Story, Script Assists, Illustrations, Letters, and Design by Jonathan Luna

Story and Script by Sarah Vaughn

Reviewed by Steve Seigh

I can’t imagine what it would be like to feel every emotion that I’m capable of experiencing all at once. I’d probably collapse in on myself or be reduced to a sniveling mess within mere seconds. Life can often times be overwhelming, and there’s no knowing what would pull me back from the brink of that special kind of madness. Perhaps a hug from my one and only, or the sensation of someone running their fingers through my hair. I don’t know. Hopefully, it’s something that I won’t ever have to worry about. Ada, on the other hand, is about to experience everything anything she’s ever felt since being switched on, and all of it at the same time. Imagine all that joy, sorrow, and unknowing, rushing to your new born brain. I’d imagine that it would be an unfathomably intense experience.

Alex + Ada #5 is a beautiful thing. The comic generates a feeling of warmth inside your heart as you witness the struggle of Ada being born into her new life. Yes, there are going to be many ups and downs in the coming issues I’m sure, but for now, this is a soft and sweet introduction to the next evolution of Alex + Ada’s unique relationship. The entire stretch of this issue takes place in just one room, yet it manages to go places and usher you in to new territory both mentally as well as emotionally.

Alex + Ada are about to start a brand new chapter in their lives together, one that will no doubt be filled with secrets, danger, and a longing to be everything they possibly can to one another – and I can’t help but feel privileged to bear witness to it.  In my opinion, this book has not missed a beat since it began. Honestly, the heart, intrigue, and deliverance of the story materials has remained enjoyable throughout this book’s entire run and I have yet to experience anything truly negative about it. If you’re looking for high-octane sci-fi action than this is not your book … yet. If what you are looking for is a beautiful love story that takes its time and allows you to feel and fall in love with the characters involved than look no further. I fell for Alex + Ada since the start and have found myself only falling more madly in love with the both of them by the end of each and every issue.

Alex + Ada #5 Review Soundtrack

This review was written while listening to the band The Flaming Lips.


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