Genre: Science Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback Comics Collected Edition
Publication Date: 2014
This is a collection of the 8 issues of the limited series.
From the publisher:
It’s the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled “Lost Temple of the Incas,” an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties.
It’s the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space.
Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn’t just a love story, it’s the LAST love story ever told.
It should come as absolutely no surprise to regular readers to hear that I adored this. I’ll admit that I am predisposed to love all things Lemire but he keeps finding ways to drill his characters into my heart.
Nika and William are from two different times and places but an ancient temple allows them to connect and fall in love. When the connection between them becomes a rip in time and space the story becomes even more complicated. They are still inexorably drawn to each other while the future of the human race hangs in the balance.
Lemire’s art is as always roughly drawn but this time around the coloring is interesting. Some of it was colored digitally by Jose Villarrubia and parts were hand done in watercolors by Lemire. Initially it shows a clear distinction between the two time periods but as the two blend so does the coloring style.
Once again Jeff Lemire has come up with something completely different that his other work and created characters and a story that will be with me for a long time.