Updated on 16 October, 2021
No Nebula Comic For A Beginner's Guide To Astigmatism has been released. That is the news for a few comic book and graphic novel fans who are eagerly waiting for the new story line from superstar writer Kurt Busiek and artist extraordinaire Frank Miller. The anticipation has been building up over the past couple of months since both artists made their debut with New Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Frank Miller's debut was "The Black Panther" and Busiek's was "The Ultraviolet." Both books have proven to be smash hits in both of their respective series, and now the hunt is on for the third installment.
Neutopia is a new take on an old concept. In the book, a young woman named Summer Dearest goes back in time and becomes the mentor of a young man named Torch. They travel back in time, where they encounter an era that was torn apart by war. This is when Torch learns the truth about his family, and how the World War II resulted in the formation of two opposing forces that were forever bound to fight each other...
While "The Ultraviolet" featured a modern-day version of Spiderman and Wolverine, "Neutopia" will feature a unique take on the superhero. There's obviously the element of having a teen going back in time in order to help her own father deal with the loss of his own wife. But more than that, the comic will be tackling the idea of understanding another's perspective as well. Who knows how things would turn out if they'd gone back in time? Hopefully, it will be interesting to watch the dynamic between Torch and Summer develop.
The writers do an excellent job of delving into the personal lives of the major players. This will bring a wealth of information to the table. We already know that Torch is getting ready to take on some heavy-duty fighting because of the danger that stands in front of him. He's got a good-sized chip on his shoulder, and he doesn't seem to care one way or another what happens to his loved ones. Some of the conflicts that arise in the book will likely become major spoilers, so make sure you're caught up before you read them.
The new young hero, Summer, discovers that she is in way over her head when it comes to mastering various martial arts moves. A chance to train with a master appears, but she's still wary of trusting anyone. This gives way to some heavy-duty action that will leave you wanting for more.
One of the most incredible aspects of this comic is the way that the future and history is gradually revealed. It's been a while since we've seen so many details come together in one place, and it's a breath of fresh air. This has us all looking forward to the next story, and it's exciting to see what takes place as the story progresses. We've seen plenty of future movies and TV shows give us a glimpse of the future, but none have done it in such a way that we can actually see it. That's a rare treat.
The voiceover work by Ian McShane is phenomenal. He's simply mesmerizing doing the narration and everything else that's required. The way that the words are delivered along with the facial expressions and mannerisms add to the overall effect of the book. There isn't a single scene in which this book fails to entertain, so if you haven't picked it up yet, go out and do so.
Overall, I love the comic. It's going to be tough to top Neil Gaiman's original, but I think that New Nebulon is right up there. You'll get lots of entertainment from this book, and it's a great book to read if you've never read anything about the Nebulas. As a standalone comic, I'd recommend New Nebulon, but it's highly recommended that you read an original story by Neil Gaiman called Neverwhere. Whether you like him or not, you'll enjoy this brilliant comic.