Continuing with Hiroki Endo’s cyberpunk post-apocalyptic action manga.
Title: Eden – It’s An Endless World! Vol. 3
Story & Art with Hiroki Endo
Translation by Kumar Sivasubramanin
Lettering by Steve Dutro
Edited by Phillip Simon
Available from Amazon.com
Propater’s forces continue their assault, irst through an aerial bombardment, followed by electronic warfare, and finally with a ground assault, wiht infantry, soldiers in power suits, and with their elite cybernetically augmented soldiers, Aeon. It will take all of Colnel Kahn and Elija’s ingineuity to survive, but at what cost?
If last volume was the equivalent of the sequence in Predator where Dutch’s team attacks the outpost (with Kahn in place of Dutch), showing how competent and badass they are, this volume is all about showing how competent Kahn’s team is when faced by a superior force with their back’s to the wall.
Tonally, this is a very nihilistic volume, killing off two previously established characters, in particular two of the least cynical members of the group (who aren’t Elijah), one of whom whose death really serves no purpose. Maybe in terms of that character’s arc, but near as I can tell, that arc isn’t going to have any denouement.
Emotional Response: 3/6
In total, Eden – It’s an Endless World! Vol. 3 gets out of 42.