Review: Radio Apocalypse #1

A new series from Vault Comics with a brilliant creative team – this is Radio Apocalypse #1

Long after the rock out of space struck the world and turned it all to dust, in Bakerstown stands the last Radio Station on the planet. Radio Apocalypse broadcasting into the unknown, a beacon in the dark for those who wander the lost places. Now change is coming to Bakerstown. Among the refugees flocking into an already precarious settlement, an orphan boy Rion, caught in an indiscretion, will twine his fate with the Radio Station. And in doing so, begin this mixtape of love and heartbreak and interminable hope. This soundtrack to the end of the world.

Writer: Ram V
Artist: Anand RK
Colorist: Anisha
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Designer: Tim Daniel
Cover A: Anand RK, Cover B: Martin Simmonds, Cover C: Nathan Gooden & Tim Daniel, Cover D: Chris Shehan, Cover E: Richard Pace, Cover F: David Mack
On Sale: 11/17/2021

A new series from Vault Comics and it’s the end of the world. Out in that world is a settlement, with a community. This community locks out the monsters from the outside world and nothing gets in or out after dark.

Into this, we have a couple making their way through the deserted outback. Their problems are that one is injured and they aren’t going to make it together. The relationship between them and the tribulations they go through are quite heart wrenching.

We also get a good introduction to the titular Radio Apocalypse – who is behind it and their role in this wasteland. The fact that it can still be broadcast is interesting.

I like the way in this story we are past the event that made the world like this. I’m sure we will get some hints and information, but I feel that is not the main part of this story. The story is about the people. In an unfriendly world, they have to work together, not against each other. That is shown when we get introduced to our DJ – the community spirit shows well here (even with the threat against thieves)

This issue has a lot of good setup into the world that people now live in, the threats and more. It’s is a good start, with some excellent art and colouring. I’m looking forward to delving deeper into this apocalypse.

Now I’m going to listen to some music and re-read!

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