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Review Memetic – And a Sloth Shall Lead Them…


Do you ever worry about how much time you spend sharing inane things on the internet? Many sites that you wouldn’t normally go to put up cute or humorous posts just to get you to share them and spread their url far and wide. You are often doing PR for causes you would never support if you realized who they were. Memetic takes this one step further. What if that meme you shared this morning was more than just good for a smile? What if it could kill?

Review Memetic - And a Sloth Shall Lead Them...

A meme is posted to Reddit one morning. A simple picture of a sloth on a psychedelic background. It spreads like wildfire and everyone who sees it says they feel a sense of euphoria. So much so that they can’t stop looking at it. Sites crash from everyone going online to view it again and again. When anyone tries to question the effect they seem to become distracted and go right back to it. College student, Aaron feels very left out. It doesn’t seem to have any effect on him because of his color blindness. Yet as the day progresses and he sees his friends becoming more and more obsessed he’s thankful to be left out. Then things take a far worse turn.

Memetic is a great read. The pacing is on point and the threads of the different aspects of the story are woven together seamlessly. We all have a sneaking suspicion in the back of our heads that the internet controls us too much and this story plays right into that fear. It touches on the tropes of classic apocalyptic tales, but it is a fresh take that never feels stale. The art built the world well and I became completely lost in the book while I read. It’s more pages than the average comic which helps the story quite a bit. You get all the set up and head right into the action before the end.

I’m giving Memetic 4 out of 5 stars. Definitely a great start to this miniseries!

Here’s a peek inside:

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Memetic #1 (of 3)
Writer: TynionIV, James
Artist: Donovan, Eryk
Cover Artist: Donovan, Eryk
Price: $4.99
UPC: 84428400414500111
On Sale October 22, 2014
Publisher BOOM! Studios
Diamond Id: AUG141144

About Author

Mother, knitter, writer, bookseller, and geek by day but at night I revert to the 10 year old that I really am. I spend my spare time plotting world domination using an army of knitters. Got to keep the weavers in check.

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