Game of Drones

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - READS - By MICHAEL CHEANG star2@thes­

IGreg rucka Michael Lark N the Bi­ble, Lazarus was brought back to life by Je­sus af­ter be­ing dead for four days. In Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Im­age Comics mas­ter­piece Lazarus, it refers to the al­most un­kil­l­able en­forcers of the elite Fam­i­lies that rule the dystopian world in which the story is set.

In this world, there are no ge­o­graph­i­cal or po­lit­i­cal bound­aries, just fi­nan­cial ones. Wealth is power, and that power rests with only a hand­ful of Fam­i­lies, who rule over ev­ery­one else.

If you’re lucky enough to have the skills to pro­vide a ser­vice for a Fam­ily, then you are well taken care of. Other­wise, you are just con­sid­ered “Waste”.

You know how Game Of Thrones has all those dif­fer­ent Houses fight­ing for power? Think of the world of Lazarus as a sort of mod­ern, dystopian Wes­teros, with guns, drones and tanks in­stead of swords and knights, and with the Car­lyle, Mor­ray, Car­ragher and other Fam­i­lies in­stead of House Stark, House Lan­nis­ter and so on.

In each Fam­ily, there is one per­son given the best they can of­fer – train­ing, tech­nol­ogy and as­sets, ev­ery sci­en­tific ad­van­tage. This per­son is named their Fam­ily’s sword and shield, their pro­tec­tor – their Lazarus.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.