Alex + Ada, Vol. 3 (Alex +Ada #11-15) by Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn

March 30, 2016
Alex + Ada, Vol. 3, Alex +Ada #11-15, Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn, Book Review, InToriLex

FOUR STARS
Alex + Ada, Vol. 3
~Amazon~
The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot. Alex takes a huge risk to unlock Ada so she can 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 artificial intelligence, Ada feels unsure about her place in the world, and Alex questions being with an android. In this final arc, Alex and Ada struggle against the growing hatred for sentient robots and their human allies. Can they survive what's around the corner?

REVIEW:

Things got dark and scary in this conclusion, and I relished every moment.  The world that Ada's in begins to challenge her existence, and the tension is raised around Alex's friends. As things change Alex and Ada have to find quiet moments with each other and learn how to be on the run, while on the run. As robots start dying Ada gets scared. She starts to question the limits of her mortality as a robot, and what could be next. Humans continue to pick sides, and everyone that's for the robots has to hide that allegiance or face the consequences.
Humans seem to be projecting their insecurities onto Robots, reacting in violence out of fear. While Alex and Ada lose their safe spaces to go, they choose each other. We get to see how the future develops for them both, and how sentient robots  become apart of it. I really wish this series was longer, so that the finale wouldn't have seemed rushed. The romance came off as sincere, and there were definitely some surprises. But the ending was heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. This was a great series full of memorable moments that make you think and wonderful sci-fi elements.


Reviews in Series
Alex + Ada Vol. 1 (Alex + Ada #1-5)
Alex + Ada Vol. 2 (Alex + Ada #6-10)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR




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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