Graphic Novel Review: We Only Find The When They’re Dead Book One: The Seeker written by Al Ewing and illustrated by Simone Di Meo
Posted on January 27, 2022 at 6:45 am by Gene Ambaum
We Only Find The When They’re Dead Book One: The Seeker written by Al Ewing and illustrated by Simone Di Meo. With color assists by Mariasara Miotti. BOOM! Studios, 2021. Contains #1-#5. 9781684156771. 112pp.
After asteroids are all mined out, humanity finds a new resource: enormous dead gods whose bodies can be harvested for materials. This science fiction graphic novel opens in 2323, when Georges Malik, a boy on his family’s autopsy ship, sees a dead god for the first time. Then it jumps to 2367 when, as captain of his own ship, Malik is about to lead his crew on another harvest. It’s hard to make enough money to keep going when corporate ships get all the most valuable parts, and when the price is controlled by the government. Being in the sights of Paula Richter, the most ruthless officer piloting an escort ship, makes it even tougher. But Malik and his crew are going to try their dangerous, get-rich-quick plan anyway — to find a live god. All does not go as planned.
Di Meo and Miotti’s colors seem to glow on the page, and really bring this to life. The writing is stellar, too. Volume 2 is due out in 2022, but if you can’t wait that long issues of the comic are coming out every few months or so.