Written by Landry Q. Walker
Illustrated by Justin Greenwood
Published by Image Comics
I’m not a big fan of comic books taking place in medieval times unless they are well done.
Good thing this is well done.
Landry Q. Walker has written a fast paced and intellectual book that moves as fast as it makes you think.
As this book opens, the King of the Land wants more property. And he will do everything in his power to get it!
Walker establishes this idea in the first few pages by showing the King’s army strutting their stuff. They are indeed a mighty force to be reckoned with!
The King is shown to be a cruel dictator. Walker wastes no time showing us examples of this.
I don’t want to spoil it, but let’s just say he’s not a nice guy.
There is one person standing in his path: A 12 year old girl.
She is residing in a property the king wants. Her father has already been disposed of by the mad King. Everyone is telling her to give up the property. All hope for her seems lost.
And then, a mysterious stranger enters the narrative. And it seem like all hell is poised to break out.
The story really moves! I know it’s only eight issues, so a lot gets established right away in an easy to digest story. I love the characterization of the mysterious stranger. He seems like he’s going to be a father figure (or maybe even the girl’s father?) Its some strong work indeed.
The art is very good and very dirty which I love. Greenwood has a raw and emotional style which is quite cool and perfectly suited for this book. His panel layouts especially move the story along well. I’m interested to see there this goes. This is a nice first issue, indeed.