Review: Shattered Visions
Shattered Visions is a near future cyberpunk graphic novel written by T.J. Sterling and Newton Lilavois. It takes place in 2189, in a world where America has been made 'great' again. While the ultra-conservative government implements a military-like state for safety, a underground liberal group fights against them. And in the middle of all this is Shatter, a super enhance vigilante that takes no side but his own.
Sterling and Lilavois have created a world whose politics reflect an alternate vision of our own within a technology similar to other cyberpunk visions of the future. The illustrations and colors by Edgy Ziane, Solomon Farias and Loris Ravina are energetic and vibrant, just what you would expect by such a compelling story. I like the way the writers tell this tale. This is a world that exists in the gray, each side with its own agenda, and Shatter a wild card that respects neither. The ending caught be a bit by surprise, but also adds another layer of complexity to the story.
Overall, Shattered was a good read, and enjoyable story for a cyberpunk fan like me. But let's call it Cyberfunk the next time around. I received Shattered Visions by supporting the Kickstarter. Follow T.J. Sterling to find out when it will be available.