The Red Wing

Jonathan Hickman dedicated this book to his son, and there is something quite personal in the theme of generational guilt and conflict. A future warlord blames the scarcity of his present on the profligacy of the past, and decides to time-travel and pillage the resources that his fathers wasted. Interesting new twist on what otherwise looks like an X-Wing: Rogue Squadron comic. I can just imagine the writer looking at his son growing up in a world threatened by economic and environmental insecurity and welling-up with shame at the crimes of the baby-boomer generation. In chapter two, the narrative voice says: "We record our sins. We pretend writing these things down absolves us in some way." A message from the heart.

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