*Obie, through his dabbling in arcane magics mixed with ancient corrupt business practices, has had not just the colors of his fur switched, but a complete overhaul of his work ethic as well…I think I’m kinda okay with the mishap.
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Friday Slice of Heaven
Prez we’re all so desperate to see. If you missed the first six issues, a spiffy trade comes out in the next couple of weeks. Get it! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
first two hardcovers, or go for the first four trades and start from the glorious beginning. Although I still don’t remember the entire cast of characters, and I definitely liked the thicker stock of paper used on previous issues (I know, it’s more costly), I am thrilled to see The Stuff of Legend coming out once again, and more than anything, I want to reread from the beginning to become reacquainted with one of my favorite comic series of the past ten years. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Descender is my favorite comic on the stands, and I have been a fan of much of Lemire’s great body of work for some time now: Essex County, The Underwater Welder, Sweet Tooth, and many other great comics. Royal City, with but one double-sized issue, already looks to join those treasured books. Now, to be fair, I can’t really say much about the book as that will spoil one of the main components of the story. What I can say is that if you are looking solely for sci-fi, fantasy, horror, superheroes, or magic, then you aren’t going to find any of that here. This story is more of a family drama / slice-of-life tale of a family with a troubled past that resurfaces after a tragic event. Sorry, but that’s all I can give you on the details. If you need a little more clarity, then if you watched the Netflix series Bloodlines, then that is a close representation of Royal City’s tone. You can expect situations to be uncomfortable, troubling, and I’m willing to bet at some point in the next few issues we might be fighting back some tears…and losing that battle. Lemire is a master of emotional storytelling whether his characters are in outer space, traipsing across a post-apocalyptic landscape, or, in Royal City’s case, firmly planted right here on planet Earth. This is a great introductory issue for a series that only looks to get better as more pieces in this troubled family’s past fall into place. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!