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Appleseed #4: Promethean Balance (Appleseed #4)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  304 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Functional simplicity, structural complexity: the best life for all. That's the maxim of Olympus, the utopian city that sprung from the ashes of World War III. But Deunan and Bri, a young woman and her cyborg companion just entering the rose-tinted society, find that so long as there are different kinds of people there will be differences among them. Such is the story of A ...more
Published August 1st 2000 by Dark Horse Comics (first published 1987)
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Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson
It still retains the flaws of the previous books, but it's an entertaining read nonetheless. Aside from whatever problems this volume maintains from its predecessors, the only other problem I have is that this volume doesn't really feel like an ending.

It's the last volume in the main storyline (as far as I know, unless there's some sort of obscure fifth volume I don't know about), but as far as appropriate endings go, this doesn't seem to have resolved much. I mean, the main characters struggle
Víctor Segovia
es un cuarto tomo que sí bien cierra la obra, es un tanto decepcionante, considerando todo lo que ocurrió. Pero es de lejos, una de esas obras mangas que me disfruté leer
Rev. Nyarkoleptek
Appleseed as a series lacks the hard-science speculation and fringe philosophizing in Masamune's Ghost in the Shell comics, and in my opinion suffers in their absence. Without them, I don't think Appleseed is much more than a showcase for sci-fi demolition toys, and in the hand of a less-skilled designer, this series wouldn't have much to recommend it. But at least the pictures are purty.
Le coup du landmate pour cyborg est un peu gros, mais bon, l'un dans l'autre, ce tome est sympa : on y découvre un Briaeros moins sentencieux que dans le troisième, une Dunan à la hauteur de sa réputation de tank de ville, et des flingues encore plus gros que dans les tomes précédents (pas facile, mais possible).
Alex Cunningham
May 17, 2007 Alex Cunningham rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cops, cop lovers
Best. Procedural. Ever.

Plus: robots, mecha, ass-kickings, jokes, babes, dudes, guns, car chases, politics, and more robots, mecha, and guns.
Another cyberpunkesque appleseed story. Fits with the others.
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