ARC/Graphic Novel Review: Unfollow, Vol. 1 by Rob Williams

Unfollow, Vol. 1 by Rob Williams and illustrated by Michael Dowling
Series: Unfollow #1-6
Published by Vertigo on May 24, 2016
Genres: Graphic Novel, Sequential Art
Pages: 144 : e-ARC edition
Source: Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (via Edelweiss)
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A dying social media mogul leaves his billions to be split evenly between 140 random people–or however many of them are still alive at the moment of his death. Rob Williams (MARTIAN MANHUNTER, THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR) and Michael Dowling (Death Sentence) assemble a cast that includes a young black man trying to get by in St. Louis, an Iranian reporter in need of hope, a retired special forces soldier with a strange sense of purpose, and a thrill-seeking heiress, in this thriller that shows we’re all still part of the food chain.

Collects UNFOLLOW #1-6.


What in the hell did I just read? Correction: What in the hell did I just breeze through in a matter of five minutes, all the while having a constant running commentary in my head of “What the hell? Am I missing something? Where is the text?”

Honest to God, I do not know if there was something wrong with my e-ARC edition or if there are legitimately no words in this thing. Either way, I had ZERO clue of what was going on. I’m sure there is some deeper message in here about technology and it’s probably killing us all, blah blah blah. The whole thing read as some baby boomer’s critique on modern technology (irony! I read the entire thing on my Kindle!).

Now, I can’t say for certain if that was the end goal, but there was nothing that pulled me in, the art wasn’t spectacular, and I was left more confused than when I started. The only reason I gave it one out of five stars on Goodreads was because I literally can’t rate things any lower. Definitely give this one a pass.


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