Sunday, September 6, 2015

Birthright Vol. 1: Homecoming

Writer:  Joshua Williamson

Artists:  Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas

First Publication:  March 2015

Source:  Comixology

Publisher:  Image

Graphic Novel Challenge #13

I read many comics each year.  This one stood out from the rest based on the first issue alone.  By the time I turned the last page, I had become a fan for life of “Birthright”.  It starts off like a somewhat traditional fantasy story.  A father and son are playing catch near the woods when the ball gets away from them.  The son goes after it and vanishes.  He ends up in a fantastical world.  The inhabitants tell him that he is the savior they have been waiting for.  Time runs faster back in the real world.  The loss of the son has a devastating effect on the family.  And that is where the story really catches the reader’s attention.  I will not reveal any more of the story.  It is best experienced when you read it.

The art is the other high point of the series.  At times, it reminds me of the classic John Byrne and Terry Austin team.  It perfectly complements the great story.

Highly recommended.  Once you start it you won’t be able to stop.

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