It’s very rare that I read a comic and find beauty in heads exploding and bodies being torn apart by gunfire, then I was introduced to Seven Percent. Not only is the art incredibly detailed during action sequences, but it also has the most jaw-dropping metropolitan landscapes I’ve seen in a long time. The art is handled with impeccable detail by Jarreau Wimberly, who I’m sure will be a big name in comics down the road.
The beginning of the story is taken from the journal of a scientist named Jonathan Ethan Chambers, who is working with one of the most powerful pieces of technology in the universe called the Psion Machine. Through the journal, we are introduced to the Psion Machine’s creator, Dr. Adam Bell, as well as a faction known as The Union. The Union had Bell create the Psion Machine in order to expand their mind control over the population.
Bell had different ideas for the machine, and with the help of a synthetic symbiote, the machine would grant any participant 100% brain activity. After 600 years of the machine being hidden, Chambers finds the machine and hopes to use it agains The Union and Stone Corporation to liberate mankind from their tyranny.
However, Chambers can’t seem to get the symbiote to bond more than 93% to the test subjects, and while the subjects abilities were boundless, it was still lacking the final 7% of psionic stability. This brings Chambers to the realization that the problem doesn’t exist in the Psion Machine itself, but in the participants he has chosen.
At this time in the book, the Stone Corporation descends on Chambers’ base of operation known as Subterra. While the Stone Corp is highly outnumbered, they get one man through the doors leading to the Psion Machine. While I don’t want to give away what happens next, this book is guaranteed to have you guessing when you’re finished with it.
The concept of this miniseries was created by Luke Keith and written by Jeremy Fiest, both of whom I’d gladly sell all of my worthy possessions to just to have the rest of this series immediately. If this book doesn’t satisfy your need for sci-fi, then I don’t know what will.
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