The Micronauts have encountered many strange allies and enemies since they became stranded on Earth, a planet of giants, but perhaps none have been as unexpected as those awaiting them here. As we explore the origins of the various Micronauts, the team encounters a future version of… themselves? Are they friend or foe?
Annuals usually help to tell side stories or to explore deeper into the aspects of different characters. This issues does this, but also tries to expand on the main plot of the comic series. It’s a bad annual by not sticking to what makes an annual, but a good issue overall. I guess it can’t be faulted too much for trying to do its own thing. Unfortunately, it feels like too much to take in all at once and requires a re-read to appreciate everything introduced or touched on.
Writer Cullen Bunn should still be given credit for writing a story which is so deep it requires a revisit to appreciate. Also the annual is filled with some very impressive fight scenes as the team fights off against the mysterious future selves.
Marcelo Ferreira does a lot of good work thought most of the tissue but there are a lot of odd facial expressions which becomes noticeable. The most glaring of these is Oz being drawn with his eyes closed as he keeps screaming. This happens in more than one panel which is why its so distracting.
It’s hard to tell if this is what the series needed or if this is too much of a good thing. The series finally takes the time to expand on the characters by diving into their personal stakes and what happened to lead them to where they are. It just comes a bit too fast though and can be a bit overwhelming. Fans of the series will want to check it out though as it helps to add details to the main story in the regular series.