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The Space Between #1 (of 4)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

Aboard the interstellar ark known as the Dodona, the populations of workers live in strictly separated social castes during the journey that will take multiple generations to complete.

But everything changes when a pilot from the upper tier named Revla falls to the lower levels and meets Les, and they must risk everything for not just themselves, but all aboard the Dodona!

Each issue in the limited series features a new pair of protagonists and a new generation of humanity in a sci-fi epic of love, survival, and liberation from Hugo and Eisner Award-nominated and New York Times bestselling writer Corinna Bechko (The Expanse, Green Lantern: Earth One) and acclaimed comics artist Danny Luckert (Ghostlore, The Red Mother).

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Print Lenght
28 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 92

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    A peaceful protest sparks societal change aboard a generation ship in The Space Between #1, a comic sure to please fanciers of cats and science fiction.

  • 84

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Bechko crafts an interesting and engaging first issue with this story. I like the world of this series and how it defines its social and political systems as well as how those systems are being subverted by something as simple as love. An entertaining and engaging first issue that makes me curious to see what comes next.

    The Art: Luckert offers some fantastic art in the issue. The visuals are filled with great action and detail that immersed me in the world of these characters.

  • 80

    Derby Comics

    It took a good bit of the debut issue to get things going, but once Corinna Bechko’s script gets going it reads like an episode of The Expanse (not a shock as Bechko has written stories in that universe!) mixed with Silo. I love both of those shows so this type of story is right up my alley. There are some interesting time jumps that occur in the latter half of the book and I’m interested to see if the rest of the series will fill in the gaps or if this issue was squarely meant to get us further along in the story. Danny Luckert’s designs are visually pleasing but I thought the color palette was too muted for this futuristic story set in space. I would have loved a bit more vibrancy to keep things interesting during some of the slower moments. Either way, I’m excited to see what comes next!

  • 60

    It takes quite a while for this sci-fi story about love and society to actually find its footing. Really, most of the first half of the debut issue is a frustrating read. It doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be out of the gate. There’s a sharp pivot in the second half, though. The characters quickly become more interesting and the overall picture unfolds in a way that keeps you invested. Where it goes from here, there’s no telling, but it does a good enough job over the last 10-15 pages to convince you that The Space Between #2 is worth checking out.

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