Dark Matter, volume 1 by Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie, Garry Brown, and Ryan Hill

Dark Matter, Volume 1
by Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie, Garry Brown, and Ryan Hill

Six people wake from stasis on a spaceship en route to a mining planet, with no memory of who they are or why they are there.

My opinion of this is biased since I’ve already seen the television series based off of this graphic novel, and I really liked it, and I’m bummed it got cancelled. The comic on its own is good, it introduces all the characters, as much as a group of amnesiacs can be introduced, as well as the major companies that come into play, and some hints as to what happened to the crew’s memories. For everything that’s laid out though, this volume felt too short. Things happen rapidly and there isn’t much time to develop and conclude a whole lot. It’s a good set up, and the show version continues after the point where the comics stopped. I love the concept and the characters. I would definitely recommend the show, and also the comic (but mostly the show), if you like sci-fi.