In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they’re about to find.
From: BOOM! Studios
Notes on This Title
Through the course of the story, a supporting character loses a leg and has it replaced with a mechanical prosthetic.
““Joyride” #1 introduces us to Uma and her friend Dewydd. They live on Earth in the far future where the planet’s cities have been basically contained into these high tech, totalitarian state. Uma is a very educated young woman who wants more than what she’s been allowed to have. She has different colored hair, illegal shoes and a personality that’s not what you should have in this kind of world. Uma has a plan to get out of Earth and see the galaxy – literally.” (Source: Multiversity Comics)
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