BLAME! Volume 6
by Tsutomu Nihei
Edited by Carol Fox
Cover Artist: Al-Insan Lashey
Review by Gayle Surrette
TokyoPop Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1595328394
Date: 07 November 2006 List Price $9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
Action. Action. And more Action. There is very little dialogue in this volume. What there is, is fighting, desperate fighting, and while the reader comes to realize that Toha Heavy Industries is being transported to an area that won't hold them, attacks are being made on the AIs, the people in the caves must escape or risk death, and it's imperative that Seu's genes be saved from destruction and the genetic code read.
For an issue with so little dialogue, a lot happens. The artwork hurries you along. My eyes raced over the pages almost wishing it was a flip book so the action would be more like watching a movie. As it was the art has the feel of motion and activity and so you feel the air rush by you as a character falls from platform to platform.
As Killy and Cibo make their way through the structure looking for a way out or onto the surface, they run into a number of clones, all women, who run from them before they can tell if they have terminal genes. While puzzled, they continue their journey.
Since I'm coming into the series at volume 6, I'm not sure what has gone before. However, now I'm really curious to find out what happened to lead to these events and where are we going from here.