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Comic Review: Read Only Memories #2

Read Only Memories is published by IDW. It is written by Sina Grace with art by Stefano Simeone.

Photo Credit: IDW

I haven’t played 2064: Read Only Memories, but now I really want to. Partially due to the fact that I love cyberpunk, but mostly due to Sina Grace making Lexi someone so enthralling. I want to know everything about her and this world she lives in. I also find Hedy endearing. He’s such a sweet little bot just trying to find the man he loves. A human man, at that.

Lexi is good at her job and she knows exactly the kind of people she needs to go to for information, even if they hate her. Yet Lexi goes in anyway. Facing down these very dangerous beings (not always humans) without flinching and being fully prepared to make a deal with them. She’s almost like Batman in just how prepared she is, almost the same amount of crazy gadgets too. By this issue, Lexi is finishing up information recon and has an exact location of where John might be, or at least where something is going to happen that he might be involved in. Turns out, it isn’t as simple as being captured by some bad guys. Honestly I really like where they’re going with the situation. I don’t want to spoil what it is, but true crime fans will love it.

Photo Credit: IDW

Sina Grace and Stefano Simeone are a comic dream team. Grace is a wonderful writer and he has such a good understanding of people. He brings such diverse personalities to the table, and again, I adore Lexi. The villain is also magnificent so far. Then you have Simeone who I think was born to draw cyberpunk. Everything about the art in this comic screams “cyberpunk.” The colors, the buildings, the weapons, and especially the character designs – you can have all the sci-fi aesthetic you want, but if your characters look like they’re from the present year, it can ruin the entire cyberpunk vibe, and at no point did I ever not feel like I was in the future.


Make sure to pick up Read Only Memories #2 from your local comic shop!

Happy reading!

Rachel Freeman
Rachel Freeman
Rachel Freeman is a staff writer and comic review editor at Pop Break. She regularly contributes comic book reviews, such as The Power of the Dark Crystal, Savage Things, Mother Panic, Dark Nights: Metal, Rose, and more. She also contributes anime reviews, such as Berserk, Garo: Vanishing Line and Attack on Titan as well as TV reviews. She has been part of The BreakCast for the Definitive Defenders Podcast. Outside of her writing for Pop Break, Rachel is currently a pre-school teacher. She is a college graduate with her BA in History and MAED. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @Raychikinesis.

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