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Madi: Once Upon a Time in the Future

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Madi Preston, a veteran of Britain’s elite special operations J-Squad unit, is burnt out and up to her eyeballs in debt. She and the rest of her team have retired from the military but are now trapped having to pay to service and maintain the technology put into them during their years of service. They're working for British conglomerate Liberty Inc as mercenaries, selling ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published November 24th 2020 by Z2 Comics
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Andrew Cook
I am so torn on this, but If I’m being completely honest, I would give it 3.5 stars. Through the first half, it was a true 5/5... not for originality, but for the perfect combination of story and multiple artists meshing perfectly together. Let’s be real... this story isn’t “unique.” It takes elements from sci-fi/action stories we’ve seen over and over again and reinvents them into a new storyline. The art, however, makes the book and story unique. Deciding to break this story up amongst multipl ...more
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
When I was young due to my Dyslexia comics were the medium that my school used to try and get me to read. Now, this had its ups and downs like reading an genre. And at the time most of what was about were superhero adventures. Something that I could never really get my teeth into for any length of time. I did find some comfort in the works of people like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Art Spiegelman. Later on, I would come to find new places to escape to in Ghost in the Shell and bubblegum crisis ...more
Feb 21, 2021 rated it liked it
Such a pretty book (oversized slipcase deluxe edition)... yet what an uninteresting, “been there seen that” story. Even more anger inducing that ugliest art had the highest page count. Can I get my money back?

3 stars just for the physical book production.
Rob Caswell
Nov 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Thematically this tale falls square into the classic 80's cyberpunk camp - and whether that's a plus or a minus, it's on you. The main schtick here is that a group of cybernetically enhanced mercs, operating under contract, can sneak or plow their way into any secure/defended facility and once inside can allow themselves to be remotely piloted by someone with vital skills to fulfill the sensitive, on-site part of the mission.

Throw into that mix a kid who's been modified to be the ultimate cyber
Jan 18, 2021 rated it liked it
The third in Duncan Jones' so-called "Mooniverse" series/trilogy, it's clear that this was meant to be a movie. The last quarter of this graphic novel is an exciting action-packed fight sequence that was blatantly conceived for the big screen. Maybe there's still a chance that could happen... who knows?

The story is about a team of soldiers who have cybernetic enhancements that allow them to be controlled like puppets by someone back at base. Madi is one of these soldiers. They are basically now
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: women-nb
In the distopian world of Duncan Jones' Mute and Moon, augmented mercenary Madi fights for her and her closest ones' freedom, by taking a job that involves a kid with very special abilities. She ends up deciding to help the kid, while a number of interested, unconscionable parties chase and attack them to get back the kid and his abilities. Allies turn into enemies and traitors, sometimes even against their own will, as the corporations in charge use augmented technology to gain back power over ...more
Jeremy Hornik
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
What did a doctor in a Hawaiian shirt ever do to Duncan Jones, that’s what I’d like to know.

Neat premise, literal using the notion of controlling people. It gets a bit farcical in the action at the end. That’s not a bad thing. The regular change of artists serves the production deadline better than the story, I think, although there’s some really lovely art along the way.

Jan 13, 2021 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this sci-fi child heist. Yes, that's a new genre I just created - child heist. Which is really kidnapping, but it was definitely an interesting story as the child is also a piece of tech people want so they can control EVERYTHING!

It was fun, not too in depth, nothing I had to really think about. I would say it's more 3.5 stars than 3, but I wouldn't give it four.
I enjoyed this. Nice old fashioned cyberpunk setting. It felt very much like British comics from days gone by. My only real complaint about it was that it was so action focused as I prefer less fighting in my comics. But I still really enjoyed it. It had great characters and an interesting story. Would love to see more.
Matthew Woo
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Solid cyberpunk story, art is great (most of the time). The whole story is action packed, character development of the protagonist is good but on the other hand for the antagonist is "meh" . Overall a fun short story ...more
Jaysen Huculak
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Solid future cyborg story. The art variety is great. The transitions between styles is a bit jarring at times. I liked most of the art styles. The story is paced like an action movie script. They delivered on their Kickstarter promises which is good.
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I enjoyed the book and the story, though I found the transition between some of the artists (not all) jarring.
Julien Wera
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Quality of artwork is unequal but the story holds up well and the very cyberpunk universe as well.
Maryja Šupa
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable and beautiful.
Dec 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Story falls apart at the end.
Nov 30, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 really
Robert Hochstetter
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Really loved it overall, thrilling story, wonderful art, and high quality book. Well worth it.
Feb 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
A lot of great artists on this and while the art changes often it never feels too jarring, and the story is a gripping cyberpunk thriller that I enjoyed a lot.
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