By Michael Stewart
Oct 22, 2006 - 2:15
This book starts of interesting and has some weak moments in it, especially the dialogue between the characters; the lines they use seem played out and like I’ve heard similar ones before. It reminds me of a Conan the Barbarian comic book except with fully clothed women and fully armored knights. Which is not necessarily a bad thing!
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To start out we see the warrior character “RA” transcend from childhood to manhood within 4 pages, it seems a bit quick to go this fast. Then the scene goes to the ugly Lord Croma’s castle domain where he banters on about ruling the planet much to the agreement of his lackeys who are also just as ugly. After this we see Ra sword training with his father. The book ends with a scene of someone transforming into a demon and then getting killed by RA’s father.
Initially I was very interested in this book as I started reading it regardless of it being in black and white, but then when I heard the cheesy lines from the main protagonist it just reminds me of something I would come up with when I was a kid.
The layouts are ok but the artist doesn’t seem to pull them off quite right and it leaves you with a lot of questions. Overall I would say this book is entertaining but I wouldn’t expect anything groundbreaking from it.
Art – 4 of 10 – Very sketchy
Story 2 of 10 – Nothing new here
Layout – 6 of 10 – Good