Lotus Land #1 Review: Forget Me Not

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Lotus Land #1 from BOOM! Studios is a bold new sci-fi epic written by Darcy Van Poelgeest with art by Caio Filipe.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Lotus Land #1 Review:

In the book, we meet a retired police detective just taking care of his son. But of course, he gets pulled back for one more case… And this one hits close to home.

Host Alex Zalben loved how the book unfolded, “slowly weaving out what’s going on.” Shouting out Poelgeest’s previous book Little Bird, Zalben added, “This brings the same level of originality, uniqueness and emotional intensity that title did. I was blown away by this. I’m very excited to read more.”

Pete LePage felt the same, calling it, “one of the top picks of the week.” In particular, he loved the tone and pace of the book. “Amazing, just unbelievable storytelling. I loved every single panel. This was just so great.”

And Justin Tyler made it a hat trick, saying that he also enjoyed the book. “Like the art,” Tyler said. “The story is intriguing. I liked the way we… slow-played the Sci-Fi elements here.”

Lotus Land #1 Official Synopsis:

In a Vancouver of the future painted with ultramodern decay, a groundbreaking advancement in technology promises an end to entropy itself.

But when an attack on this mysterious “Keeper Program” threatens the lives of everyone tied to it, retired Police Detective Bennie Strikman is called to investigate one last case.

Eisner-winning and Harvey-nominated writer and director Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird) is joined by rising star artist Caio Filipe (Stranger Things: Tales From Hawkins) for this timely and thought-provoking look into the human condition, set in a dystopia that’s as grounded as it is metaphysical.

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