Book 1: Anomaly
Created by: Jules Rivera
Valkyrie Squadron follows a crew of four young women part of an alliance with all of humanity to fight a war against the autodrones (robots) in space. The drones have been attacking innocent colonists for reasons unknown to the Alliance. The story opens on the Valkyries during a routine rescue mission that takes a very strange turn. As the mystery unfolds behind the mission’s bizarre twist, more and more clues to the whereabouts of the missing colonists will come to light. The tide of the war has changed. Which way will it go?
Valkyrie Squadron 4 is made up of:
Lt. Priscilla Vega is the squad leader for Valkyrie Squad 4.
Tech Officer Adia UkpoAdia is the technology officer of Valkyrie Squadron 4.
Ensign Casey AndersCasey is the main gunner of Valkyrie Squadron 4.
Lt. Junior Class Jocelyn GomezJocelyn is the pilot of Valkyrie Squadron 4.
The squad is sent out on a rescue mission to answer a distress call from Valhalla Station, another civilian colony under attack by the autodrones. When they arrive at the colony they are attacked right away by the autodrones, and after out-gunning and out-running a few of the autodrones they find the lone survivor who tells them her name is Eve. After Eve is rescued the squad makes a run for the ship, but the team is surrounded by the autodrones, when Eve covers her ears and just screams "STOP!!" The autodrones stop dead in their tracks and the squad is able to get away.
Upon their return to the space station Valhalla Actual, a call is made to Commander Duri. She is informed that there is one survivor from the rescue mission but it seems that a survivor was not "in the plans" and the mission status is re-classified to a Black Diamond status, which means it has now become a Top Secret, Need to Know Basis. Priss is required to hand-deliver the ship's data to the Contractor's Bay, while this is going on Eve is in the Medic unit being looked over. Eve has been given doctor's orders to get some rest, but that night Eve is rudely woken up by what seems to be a nightmare. In reality it is more than that, she is face to face with holograms of the autodrones, with the line, "You are the one we call Eve, Hello."
The last page leaves you with more questions than there are answers and it shows Commander Duri talking to a drone that goes by the name Zero Scarab.
I was able to get my hands on a copy of Book 1 to read over, and I have to say that I am highly impressed. It's not very often that you come across a comic/web-comic that is based on an all female team, add in the fact that it was written and drawn by one person who I give a lot of credit to. I found it interesting that at the end of the comic Jules was nice enough to explain how the page process is done, she includes a page from the comic so you can see step by step.
The rest of the series can be found at www.valkyriesquadron.com and it is updated every Tuesday and Thursday.
I'm going to give Valykre Squadron a 3.5/5 This is a good start up indie comic series I think you should check out.