I’ve been a bit delinquent with these so here’s a new update along with some reviews.
First we have a new Kickstarter campaign for Oswald running which you can find here:
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Also please remember that what ever you give to the campaign always goes back into the creation of the series, so please help if you can, and help spread the word if you can’t.
This is a page that David Montoya colored for My First Day, illustrated by the awesome Jade Gonzalez of course.
The First is Birthright vol. 5 by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan
I’ve been reading Birthright since volume 1 and I have to say that it has yet to fail me. The story is based around the basic story trope of a boy goes through a portal to a magical world and he is found to be that special boy that will grow up to be the great hero warrior that will kill the evil mage king that has ruined their world. It throws a curve ball into the story mix by sending the boy back home to Earth a few years later, after his family has fallen apart because of his disappearance, and now he’s no longer a young boy but a full grown man with a beard and a body that would make the Rock say yea that’s a big dude. The other difference is that he’s a bit haunted by his actions on the other world and has failed to kill the evil mage king and has sided with him, but he still wants to see his family. That’s all I’m going to give away, the story is fun and I hope that Joshua and Andrei have a definitive ending in mind. It does look that way. The book is published by Image through their Sky Bound imprint. So if you like some good fantasy this may be for you.
The next book on my list is Ether vol.1 by Matt Kindt and David Rubin
First I have to say that Matt Kindt is probably one of the best writers working in comics today and that I consider him the best super hero writer working, bar none. His work at Valiant has been consistently great if not better and if nothing else lots of fun. But we’re not here to talk about that, we’re here to talk about his personal work Ether with some awesome art by David Rubin. This is another portal adventure book, I guess I’m really drawn to these, where a professor finds himself going into the Ether where he finds himself at an interdimensional crossroads where a monkey then kicks him into the world of his choosing. This adventurer is a man of science who doesn’t believe in magic and who believes he can use scientific methodology and analysis to explain magic and how it works. This is a fun book that has some heavy themes about the loss of family, trust, abandonment, and obsession masked by a fantasy world adventure/mystery and there’s a lot more that I’m not going to mention. Matt only lightly touches on many of the themes I did mention but I have a sense that he’s going to be delving deeper into them all as the series continues and again that’s where I’m going to leave it to say more is to spoil and we don’t want that. Again if you love fantasy books the way I do you could do a lot worse for yourself then take a look at this one. Ether is published by Dark Horse comics.
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