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LaGuardia  #1

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Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named ''Letme Live'' through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport's customs and security Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named ''Letme Live'' through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport's customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother's tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx. There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and  shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, Future begins to change. What dark secret is she hiding? Written by Nnedi Okorafor, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winner (Who Fears Death, Binti, Akata series) and illustrated by Tana Ford (Silk, Duck!), the team behind Black Panther: Long Live the King #6.


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Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named ''Letme Live'' through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport's customs and security Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named ''Letme Live'' through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport's customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother's tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx. There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and  shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, Future begins to change. What dark secret is she hiding? Written by Nnedi Okorafor, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winner (Who Fears Death, Binti, Akata series) and illustrated by Tana Ford (Silk, Duck!), the team behind Black Panther: Long Live the King #6.

30 review for LaGuardia  #1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Carla Estruch

    Okorafor en estado puro contando sus vivencias (bastante escalofriantes) en los aeropuertos. Este cómic está ambientado en el mismo universo que «Binti» y hay un par de viñetas que me han recordado a ella.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    This is one of those sci-fi stories that reflects very strongly on the present, and I'm caught now in the direction this is going. Okorafor utilizes life experiences to propel the plot, and it lends realism to the story. I'm white so I know a lot of what's being shown are experiences I'll not have had, nor would I notice them when others experience them. When stories bring that injustice out, it adds power to the creation and I feel this is going to be true for future issues too. I feel this com This is one of those sci-fi stories that reflects very strongly on the present, and I'm caught now in the direction this is going. Okorafor utilizes life experiences to propel the plot, and it lends realism to the story. I'm white so I know a lot of what's being shown are experiences I'll not have had, nor would I notice them when others experience them. When stories bring that injustice out, it adds power to the creation and I feel this is going to be true for future issues too. I feel this comic has set out to do the things it meant to do. The art's lovely. There's a few plot threads that are starting to get interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing where they go. 36.75/50

  3. 5 out of 5

    The Artisan Geek

    I was somewhat surprised that I didn't really like this comic. The motivation for its creation is awesome and the art as well, but that was about it. I'm hopeful that the next issues will be better, but this just didn't cut it for me. The story didn't start off very strong, which was due to the lack of information. There were too many plot holes left open (and I know those will get filled in the next issues, which is why I'm hopeful), so much that I wasn't really interested in the story. I'll tr I was somewhat surprised that I didn't really like this comic. The motivation for its creation is awesome and the art as well, but that was about it. I'm hopeful that the next issues will be better, but this just didn't cut it for me. The story didn't start off very strong, which was due to the lack of information. There were too many plot holes left open (and I know those will get filled in the next issues, which is why I'm hopeful), so much that I wasn't really interested in the story. I'll try to get a hold of the second issues in January and see if my mind changes.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jo

    This was the best first comic book I’ve read in awhile ( to be fair, I don’t read comic books as much as I use to read them, still need to check out Monstress for example ). But I am hooked! I felt there was the perfect amount of character introduction and suspense to initiate readers into this comic book world. Excited to see where this one goes.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Florine

    I remember why I don't read comics, it's too hard to wait for the next issue! Having read a lot of Nnedi's work, there is definitely a similar vibe in this than in Lagoon, Zahrah, even The book of Phoenix. Can't wait for the next issue.

  6. 4 out of 5

    steph

    okorafor is more at home in this universe than black panther and it shows. still think she can become more intense in the comic genre. the collaboration with ford works well. i love the embedding into okorafor's other work like binti or lagoon.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jose

    I read this issue without having previously read any of Nnedi's Binti serios and it was super accessible. It's a great sci-fi comic and I can't wait to see more of this series. Additionally, I immediately purchased Binti on Audible because I want more of this world.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Miki

    Beautiful first issue of this new scifi series, each page has so many colours and details! Love the aliens, especially the plant-looking ines, love the protagonist, Future (cool name!). Looking forward to next chapter!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gunjan

    Quirky science fiction It has a different yet relatable spin on aliens. Some creatively crafted characters and intriguing narrative with history and optimistic future of Nigeria

  10. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    Like the story so far, but I don't love the art.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Adelaide Metzger

    So cool! SAME UNIVERSE AS BINTI!!! Can’t wait for the next issue.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Heather Halak

    This comic is poignant, gripping, and more people need to read this. Okorafor makes the protagonist's story one that hits close to home. If more people read this, we'd have less people rallying in support of a wall. Read it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lindley Graham

  14. 4 out of 5

    King Ma

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kyra Bea

  16. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

  18. 5 out of 5

    Traci

  19. 5 out of 5

    Matthew (bookshelvesgalore)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Edher

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie

  22. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Binns

  23. 5 out of 5

    Liliana Cortes

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jaime

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lyndsie

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tabitha

  27. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Railey

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jon Allanson

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  30. 5 out of 5

    elin (annotatedpaperbacks)

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