Read Only Memories #1-4
Based on the hit game 2064: Read Only Memories, this comic covers the main mystery story Valentine's Day by Sina Grace and Stefano Simeone, and a series of short stories by Mary Kenney and Caleb Goellner with pixel styled art by Christina-Antoinette Neofotistou, self-concluding in each issue.
In Valentine's Day, our beloved Lexi Rivers, former detective with the Neo-San Francisco Police Department, has left the big city lights behind in favor of opening her own agency.
When the human lover of Hedy (a sentient robot) goes missing, Lexi will be faced with a case unlike any she’s tackled yet, one which just might show her that not all is as it seems in this pleasant beachside community…
Even if set as an epilogue of the videogame, Valentine’s Day is enjoyable by whoever happens to discover it. The gritty noir dialogue style with cyberpunk pungent art will get onto you from the first pages. Even if you don’t know who Lexi Rivers is, you’ll surely be caught by her cinicism and charm. And that will inevitably get you to the main core of a comic that carries the wave of a game exploring AI personhood, driving this theme to romance from the perspective of a robot falling in love. Lexi puts it better here:
A neo-noir, futurist beautiful story that will make you question love, compromise and connection in the same breath as artificial intelligence, and then some little jewels of exploration in this microcosmos that is Read Only Memories and its charismatic characters.
Read Only Memories #1-4: How Do You Feel About (AI) Love?
- Writing - 9.5/109.5/10
- Storyline - 8.5/108.5/10
- Art - 8.5/108.5/10
- Color - 8.5/108.5/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10