Publishers Weekly - Publishers WeeklyThis latest homegrown manga effort focuses on a group of genetically engineered psychic commandos, or Psy-Comms, all of whom are the assembly-line-pretty sort one has come to expect from this genre. Precog Mark and shape-shifter David survive a mission that kills Raven, their teammate and Mark's lover. They are then assigned to travel behind enemy lines and assassinate the scientist who is masterminding the creation of a rival force of young soldiers, each armed with a startling array of paranormal abilities. When the assassination is discovered, the two Psy-Comms must escape from the enemy barracks and contend with the bloodthirsty horde of young soldiers who seek to avenge their "father." Things take an unexpected turn when Mark saves the life of Snow, an enemy soldier who resembles his dead lover, and the two must fend for themselves while their own opposing factions seek to hunt them down like mad dogs. Traveling well-worn youth-with-superpowers territory covered in the various X-Men titles for the past 25 years, this series is competently drawn and moves at a brisk pace, but acts mostly as a setup for future volumes. (Dec.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Psy-COMM, Volume 1 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
All I can say is; I've read this book at least five times through and I'm still not tired of it. The writers and artist has a knack for dramatic scenes and deep characters that makes every page interesting. The characters and their armour have been rendered carefully, and it helps preserve the authenticity of a corporation-run world where no one is allowed to cut corners. The main character, an attractive young man with a tragic past is at once sympathy-worthy and distasteful, as he continues in something that he has not tried to escape. I highly reccommend this book as an alternative to old stereotypes and overused archetypes that drain interest, and present this as acceptable to both sci-fi and manga fans.
The world that authors have created is amazing. The story is strong and characters are really interesting. I can not wait for the next book.
I really like Psy-Comm. It has strong characters, great artwork, and a hot protagonist. The idea is that in the future there are these superstar psychic soldiers who fight battles that are all staged by corporations. But one of them realizes that he is just a pawn in the corporation's plans, and risks his life to save another psychic girl. Then I guess in book two they run for it. It is an action packed adventure- I couldn't put it down, and I want to know what happens in book 2!