the fan boy fantasy of seeing DC and Marvel crossover their respective
universes? This is the Ancient World equivalent, in which the Amazons (very
much pre-Wonder Woman) have apparently died and gone to Valhalla, where they
encounter Odin and Thor (NOT the Marvel versions). It is also explained that
they hold a kinship to all women warriors, such as Norse Valkyrie.
with issue #4 and without much backstory to draw from, there is a teenager in
me that is charmed by the story. I used to read a lot of sword & sorcery
tales in my youth, and this is very much in that same vein. Blades, mystic
energies, and power-hungry sorceress eager to see her enemies dead or enslaved.
an ambitious story to tell, as (I presume) the Amazons move through various
forms of world mythology and their respective gods and monsters. Blending them
can be a challenge, but Kevin Grevioux has the luxury of being able to use what
fits, and apply common threads to create a cohesive story.
artwork is perfect, evoking my teen memories of several comic fantasy artists.
He seems to have taken the designs of John Buscema, the textures of Joe Kubert,
and the figure drawing of Gil Kane, and blended them into a unique style that
seems both new and familiar at the same time.