In Review: Krypton – The Rankless Initiative

During a military crackdown on Seg's home district, Seg and Adam Strange race to find a deadly Sentry.

Synopsis: During a military crackdown on Seg’s home district, Seg and Adam Strange race to find a deadly Sentry.

Review: Amid the warrior class crackdown on Krypton’s Rankless. Seg and his friends have the difficult task of tracking down one of Brainiac’s sentry’s, which has unfortunately taken possession of one of their closest friends. While this is all happening Lyta Zod is trying to manage the crackdown in as humane a way as possible and even questions her mother’s orders.

At last, Krypton starts to gain a little forward momentum. This episode was more about Seg and his friends trying to do what is right and hopefully stop Brainiac’s sentry from gaining too much information, which means there is very little time for political intrigues, but that said. Seg is still having to tiptoe between his friends amongst the rankless and the allies he has amongst the other guilds. And to that end, he calls on his friendship with Lyta in order to buy time for him and Adan Strange to track down the woman that has been taken over by Brainiac’s sentry.

Lyta for her part has a few run in’s with both her mother and Daron Vex. We’re still getting a lot of insight into Krypton’s religion, which seems to be the reason why Seg’s family lost their name. It was the old science versus religion chestnut.

By the end of this episode, we learn that Brainiac is much closer than Adam Strange believed him to be, which could potentially spell out an interesting few weeks of episodes as the threat looms closer.

Overall. This episode has some strong performances from Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, who for my money is a far more interesting character than Seg El. We also get a really strong showing from Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod. 

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