Army of One, Vol. 1

Oni Pr. (Army of One). Mar. 2024. 128p. ISBN 9781549307980. pap. $17.99. SF
High school senior Carrie Taylor is living a typical suburban existence until her school is attacked by vampiric creatures determined to murder her. She’s rescued by a group of women who look a lot like her, because they are her, from an array of alternate Earths. A millennia ago, an epic battle between entities called Brother Havoc and Sister Fortune ended with Sister Fortune being split into 13 shards, which scattered across the omniverse before manifesting in alternate versions of the same woman. There’s a prophecy that says Carrie is the key to uniting the shards into a force capable of stopping Brother Havoc from conquering every reality. Before Carrie can wrap her head around that, she’s kidnapped by gun-toting knights who claim that she’s not a manifestation of Sister Fortune but a clone developed with the express purpose of stopping Sister Fortune’s shards from bringing about cosmic destruction. Not knowing who else to trust, Carrie recruits her girlfriend, Stacey, to join her on a quest to discover the truth.
VERDICT Despite an overabundance of exposition and worldbuilding, this is an intriguing initial offering from Lee (Hope Falls) in an ongoing sci-fi adventure, starring a charismatic queer teenager.
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