Eugenic #1, unlike the past few issues I’ve cleared from my stack, was engaging. The central science fiction premise is interesting, and the delivery makes the horror of eugenics more approachable. I’m wary of how the creators’ politics play out (there were hints of the toxic centrism of equating left and right in the after matter in the issue), but as an account of someone with great privilege thinking they know how to solve everyone’s problems, it’s solid.
From the GLAAD Award-nominated team James Tynion IV (Dark Nights: The Casting, Detective Comics) and Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer) comes a new vision of humanity’s future in the vein of Black Mirror. When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.Eugenic #1