Author: Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn
Artist: Jonathan Luna
Publisher: Image

Love stories between androids and humans are probably as old as the idea of sentient robots itself. From Blade Runnner to Her, we're fascinated with the notion that a person could one day fall in love with a machine. Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's Alex + Ada is another riff on this idea, but they approach it with enough heart and originality that that it feels distinct. In part, that's due to Luna's art—he favors muted hues and simple lines that leave the focus on the dialogue. While there are occasional action sequences, Alex + Ada is mostly about emotion and atmosphere. It's really the story of any new relationship: Alex may be a man, Ada an android, but their ability to love makes their relationship 100% human.