Dr Stone

‘Dr. Stone’ Vol 1 Review

By: Robert Prentice
Dr. Stone Viz Media

One fateful day, all of humanity turned to stone. Many millennia later, Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku (Dr Stone)! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!

Review – Dr Stone

Over 3,000 years have passed and humanity has been turned to stone for that entire time. The world around them has changed in their absence. Suddenly Taiju awakens from his petrification and learns he is not alone, his best friend Senku is alive as well. Together they quickly use the resources around them to figure out a way to bring others back from their stone-like state. The pair run into some lions who see humans for the first time and are interested. They awaken another who was called “The Strongest Primate High Schooler” to fight and protect them. He does just that, but they quickly learn he wants to be VERY selective in who is awakened.

The plot line for the series had a very interest premise that just seems all too contrived. Over 3,000 years and both boys end up near each other after all that shifting in the world around them? Senku may be smart but the rate at which things are coming together resource wise is forced. So for a moment lets look at it another way. The humans were not suspended but alive the entire time and aware. If what Senku said is true about him counting during that entire time, that may well be true. If it is, you could understand him having as much knowledge and ease at science in this primitive world.

I think the bigger issue for me is the lack of answers to some of the more basic sub-plots. They are moving things along rather quickly and that leaves a lot open. I am excited to continue and see what we learn about the origin of this petrification. You can pickup Dr Stone at Amazon.com or your favorite comic shop.

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