Comic Review: Doktor Sleepless Volume 1 Engines Of Desire
A mad scientist, futuristic technology, body modification and government restrictions. Who else but Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Thunderbolts) could tackle these subjects. Along with artist Ivan Rodriguez (Vampirella Vs. Dracula, The Spider), Avatar brings us a not to distant future.
John Reinhardt has been gone from the city of Heavenside for the past three years. Returning suddenly, he has reintroduced himself as the mad scientist Doktor Sleepless. He takes over the airwaves talking about the future they were promised but the present they’re stuck with. The city is ripe with talk of Doktor Sleepless but is it that he hopes to gain?
This series is full of techno-babel which is what Ellis is known for. Sharp and vibrant illustrations that highlight this unknown future world. Highly addicting series that is sadly on hiatus after issue 13.