‘Star Circuit‘ is a cyberpunk indie comic illustrated and written by Joe Catapano. It was published after a successful crowdfunding campaign and released under the Vera Via Studios imprint.
Atlys Metric might be the son of a wealthy industrialist, but he prefers to spend his days doing illegal cycle racing in the Highland City “Grime District.” After a race goes bad, his brother, who currently runs Metric Incorporated, and his ex-girlfriend Hipp help him try to escape. However, the race to escape proves difficult as they are chased through various parts of the city, with a mysterious item that Atlys won in his last race. Can they escape before it’s too late?
I really enjoyed the story. the science fiction and cyberpunk themes of finding identity, AI versus human heart, and searching for a purpose in a world that has everything was well-defined here. That is not to mention the plot was exciting and thrilling. Atlys is a good character to follow along and learn about, which made it even more fun.
That goes double for the art. It matched the vibe and theme of the story. It was illustrated especially well with the cybernetic variations in the story. I really liked how the cycles were designed. Those were spot-on and cool, quite frankly.
Full disclosure, I backed the campaign and I am happy I did. I hope we get a sequel because there were some plot threads that need resolving.
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