Chronicles of a Global Monopoly
by Abraham Martinez
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 27 Oct 2020 | Archive Date Not set
Papercutz, NBM Publishing
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 12 members
Premise - The world has been taken over by a central Company and one lone investigator is searching for the truth of its history as well as the current practices. The trope of Companies taking over has been used extensively. What makes this journey unique is the Noir feel and at times some food for thought on some modern dilemmas, especially the social experiment being played out on Social Media. As usual, the investigator uncovers more than they bargained for and Martinez's writing quickly lured me into the tale. I read it rapidly in one sitting and have since taken my time over the next two days to pour over it in closer detail. I highly recommend the printed graphic novel over the ebook. Recommended: Noir fans; anyone who likes to chew on ideas; and all non-sheeple.
The year is 2051. Not that far from now. The excessive merging of companies since the 20th century have resulted in a single company employing all the workers in the world. It didn’t take long for The Company, as it calls itself, to take over world government too. It was the ultimate victory of the Plutocracy. Homero worked quietly as a detective in The Company for years. One day, he quits, determined to find more meaning in his life. Maybe journalism? He decides to investigate how The Company came to be. Hmmm. Plutocracy is definitely based on what is currently happening in the world. The Haves are increasingly purchasing politicians so that tax and other laws are re-written to favor the rich. Hopefully, we will stop it before it results in the dystopian future depicted here. Even the artwork is drab with a greenish cast. Still, I enjoyed the surprise ending. 3 stars. Thanks to Papercutz and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.