Alex + Ada, Vol. 2 (Alex +Ada #6-10) by Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn

March 25, 2016
Alex + Ada, Vol.2, (Alex + Ada #6-10), Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn, Book Review, InToriLex
Alex + Ada, Vol. 2
Tensions rise between humans and robots in this sci-fi/drama set in the near future. Alex took a huge risk to unlock Ada and it seems to have paid off - Ada can now think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. As Alex and Ada spend more time together, they become closer. But as restrictions tighten on androids, Ada feels unsure about her place in Alex's life and the world. Collects Alex + Ada #6-10.


This was a great continuation of everything I enjoyed in the first volume of  the series. The story itself moves much faster, with Alex and Ada deciding what's next for the both of them. Ada slowly learns what her feelings for Alex means and wants to pursue them. Alex has to figure out if he wants a relationship with Ada and how to proceed in a world that has become fearful of the robots that they created. The humor and great dialogue kept me reading and entertained the whole way through.

What I liked most about this Volume is that Ada starts to decide what's best for her and figures out the best way to survive for herself. Alex does not swoop in and become her knight and shining armor at every turn, and I appreciated that part of the story. Alex's friend's are mostly supportive of Ada, but even Alex's fun grandma has reservations about the risk unlocking Ada poses. In this volume we find out the fate of the Alex and Ada as a couple, learn why Claire left Alex, and are left with a cliff hanger ending that has me very excited for the next and (sadly) last volume of the series.
Exploring a world divided by it's fear or acceptance of technology, is fascinating. Love in all the forms it can take is usually not as easy as it should be, and this comic explores that. I wish there was more about the Robot's Rights groups, but this was still a great addition to the series without its. If you want to read a sci-fi comic, where the superhero's don't wear capes and aren't always human, pick of this series.

Reviews in Series 
Alex + Ada Vol. 1 (Alex + Ada #1-5) 
Alex + Ada Vol. 3 (Alex + Ada #11-15)


JONATHAN LUNA co-created and illustrated THE SWORD, GIRLS, and ULTRA (all Image Comics) with his brother, Joshua Luna. He co-created and illustrated ALEX + ADA with Sarah Vaughn. He wrote and illustrated STAR BRIGHT AND THE LOOKING GLASS (Image Comics). His work also includes the art for SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN (Marvel Comics), written by Brian Michael Bendis and Brian Reed.

Writing and drawing comics since he was a child, he graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential Art. He currently resides in Northern Virginia.

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