Here we are with another edition of “5 Things You Should Read on Comixology Unlimited” Memorial Day Edition
Most people know me for my love of superhero comics, but as I have gotten older I have branched out and read comics of other genres; and found some really great reads. Here are five in no particular order:
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This is a work of fantasy, with some sci-fi elements as well. This contains issues #1-6 of the first story arc, and tells a tale of a world whose residents are humanoid animals. The higher caste of society uses magic like technology to serve their gods, while the “lesser ones” provide all the labor that is need for whatever that magic can’t provide. The tension between the two grows daily. When one wizard realizes that their magic is fading the faster they use it, she convinces their greatest talents to band their magic together to bring back the Great Champion that legends told brought magic to their lands. The plan, however; does not go as they wished.
I really enjoyed this series, and read it as it came out originally. When I saw that the trade that collected the series came out soon after the first arc ended, I had to have in my library.
Once again Kurt Busiek uses his skill at world building to put together an engaging tale that was hard to put down. The art from Benjamin Dewey is the master stroke that makes this series all the more enjoyable to read. One of my favorite parts of this series is that somewhere in the beginning of each issue there is a piece of what I assume is painted art, accompanied by a piece of prose that fleshed out some bit of the world that the book is set in. I am not sure if that has ever been done before, but it really adds a lot to the experience. At least to me.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys fantasy, or at the very least the work of Kurt Busiek. You will not be disappointed.
This is rated R, for language, nudity and violence. So it’s not really safe for the kids.
I loved number the new Astro city #1 too!!
Busiek.com: People Are Reading.