In Review: Skybourne #1

Synopsis: The legend of King Arthur is alive and well in modern day. Only one man, Skybourne, can stop the evil Merlin from destroying the world. Review: Skybourne is...

Synopsis: The legend of King Arthur is alive and well in modern day. Only one man, Skybourne, can stop the evil Merlin from destroying the world.

Review: Skybourne is the latest original title from Boom Studios and is a entertaining book.

Both drawn and written by Frank Cho. The story gets off to fast paced start and continues in that vein.

The introduction of Grace Skybourne is an impressive lesson in the art of introducing a new female kick ass character that takes no prisoners and man she is violent.

Grace is from the school of hostile negotiations and given that the people selling her the goods are welching on the deal. It’s just as well that she is.

Her mission in this book is to retrieve the legendary Excalibur, which is easier said then done.

The art work is pretty damn impressive and very, very smooth, but it is the action beats that makes this book stand out. We have some lots of violent action in this book, which shows off Grace to be deadly with her hands. Deadly as in being able to freakishly decapitate some one with just her hand.

This is a strong start to a new series and opens things at a frantic pace, and ends with one hell of a cliffhanger.

Hopefully the second issue will provide a little more mythology and have a few slower character beats so that we can get to now a little more about this world that Frank Cho is introducing to us.

I love the idea of Merlin being the villain in this book.

But we really need to know more about this world and learn more about who Grace Skybourne is. This issue did much to introduce both the comics hero and villain, but gave us perhaps not as much background information as it could have done.

All this said. I’m hooked in enough to want to read the next issue to see where all this is going to go.

 

9.3
Skybourne #1
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    8.0
  • Artwork
    9.5
  • Lettering
    10
  • Colours
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

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