Nexus #100 (Rude Dude Productions)
By Mike Baron & Steve Rude
Well, they took their time getting there, but we finally get to Nexus #100 this month. In part two of the four-part “Space Opera,” Nexus looks for ways to deal with the problem of the Elvonics… a story that’s actually surprisingly quiet until near the end where the tensions between the different factions erupts into a riot. We also get the lushly-painted “When She Was Young Part 2,” an (extremely thinly) veiled satire of the US Senate that also serves as something of an origin story for Sundra. Both stories are pretty good. I’d really say that the gem of the issue, though, is the lengthy “History of Nexus” essay, which is more an examination of the real-world history of the character, his publishing history and the like, explaining the path that has taken him through each of the four publishers that has served as his home. It’s a nice little look at comic book history of the past 25 years or so. A good issue, with great extras.