Graphic Novel Review: Wildfire Vol. 1 by Matt Hawkins
Illustrator: Linda Sejic
Genre: Science Fiction, Graphic Novels
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication: December 9, 2014
Is genetically modified food an end to world hunger - or a first class ticket to the apocalypse? Dan Miller is a plant biologist working with a small team perfecting an accelerated plant growth process. When things go wrong, Los Angeles pays the price in a disaster story unlike any before!
Wildfire was a graphic novel I stumbled across as a recommendation in my email. As soon as I read the premise I knew this was one I'd have to read. While the story of Wildfire might be fictionalized, The battle over GMO's and the corporations who push them on the public is something very real. Even though Wildfire is meant to be read as Science Fiction I couldn't help but think how something like this could happen as more and more Genetically Modified seeds make there way into the general population.
Overall, I really enjoyed Wildfire and have no complaints about it. The story was fast paced, the characters well developed and the plot steeped in reality. Honestly, I couldn't ask for much more in a Graphic Novel. If you like Science Fiction, then pick this one up for sure. I can't wait to read the next one in the series especially because it looks like the bugs this time will be affected.
With that being said, I'll be rating Wildfire Vol. 1 by Matt Hawkins ★★★★.
*Copy provided for review by Netgalley. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in an which way for providing them.