Video game players have been waiting for CD Projekt Red’s CYBERPUNK 2077 for years! Ever since the first video of the game was released, we waited, and waited and waited. The game was released and was a bit buggy (they are working on it), but early in the game, we are introduced to a Trauma Team. An independent EMT response team, armed for potential conflict and ready to take the client to a hospital. It also depends on what level of care package you pay for. The more you pay, the better the care.
This graphic novel deals with an EMT, Nadia, who loses her entire team on a mission, they were taken out by a savage gang. Nadia is cleared to go back to work, on a new team, and gets a call for a “Platinum Level” client, and basically land in a gang war hot zone. The platinum client in question? The gang leader that took out Nadia’s team.
The writing for the story is sharp and fast. It is a very quick and satisfying read. The art? Oh, my God, the art! It is fantastic. So much so that you can taste the grit of the city, the cordite from the guns, the blood, the viscera, all of it! I was transported to Night City. I felt the tension the team was under. Shoot, I was part of the team!
I should note that if you own the separate issues, 1-4, then you do not need to get this book.