The Accelerators Volume #03: Relativity  by R.F.I. Porto (Author), Gavin Smith (Illustrator), Tim Yates (Illustrator), Thomas Mumme (Editor) 

31499159The Accelerators Volume #03: Relativity
by R.F.I. Porto (Author), Gavin Smith (Illustrator), Tim Yates (Illustrator), Thomas Mumme (Editor)
Length: 125 pages
Publisher: Blue Juice Comics (November 29, 2016)
combines Issues 11-15 of THE ACCELERATORS

I first heard about this comic series from a podcast as the series was being created.  The podcast featured Mike & Ming from Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash (the comic book store in New Jersey owned by Kevin Smith).  One of the creators worked on their series, “Comic Book Men” on AMC.  As I listened I got to hear the entire process from scripting to discovering the artists.  Being a regular at area ComiCons, I sought out the books.

I met up with artist Gavin Smith at IndyPopCon and had the chance to interview him for my own podcast (The NerdUp Podcast).   As I interviewed him he was working on a commission for a con attendee, and I was just fascinated by watching his process.  I purchased the first two trade paperbacks, after I read them I was hooked. I so love this comic book series. Time travel with paradoxes & condundrums galore. The art is just plain beautiful and imaginative. The storyline just propels the reader through space time with a sense of adventure and wonder.

At first in the series, what seems like a random group of people are thrown into time travel from a mysterious object shaped like a doughnut.  This volume finds our heroes scattered through time with one group in the mythical 88th century, there they find an older version of one of the travelers and things seem to have more of a plan than originally conceived.

It’s hard to really explain in this series, especially once this volume is read. Just trust me and go out and get your own copies.  Now I’m anxiously waiting for volume 4.  I should be able to pick it up at the Indiana Toy & Comic Expo in Bloomington this year.

Publisher’s Review
What if the time machines could only go forward, never backward?
What if each new future was worse than the last one?
What if the only escape was to leap forward again?
Welcome to the The Accelerators, a nonstop sci-fi adventure about a group of ragtag time travelers lost in the future, searching for a way home.
At the center of the story is Spatz, a teenage time refugee who thinks he’s been caught up in this time turmoil by accident. Little by little, future by future, Spatz realizes that in fact he is the source of it all this chaos, and maybe also the salvation.
VOLUME 3 – RELATIVITY
Our heroes have been scattered across the timeline, and must find a way to reunite.
Spatz has been stranded in a distant future controlled by an insane gang of Time Criminals, with no chance of escape. Meanwhile, the rest of the group arrives at the mythical 88th Century, where they meet an older version of Spatz, who seems to have gone completely insane. How many Spatzes are there, and what do they really want?
This acclaimed series features time-warping artwork by Gavin Smith (Human City) and electrifying colors by Tim Yates (Anne Bonnie), with a story by creator and screenwriter R.F.I. Porto. This volume collects The Accelerators #11-15.

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