Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review - Richelle Mead's Dark Swan: Storm Born, Issue 2 - 5 Qwills

Richelle Mead's Dark Swan: Storm Born, Issue 2
Sea Lion Books
(June 29, 2011)
Review copy: PDF provided by Sea Lion Books

Eugenie Markham is a freelance shaman, guarding our world from the invasion of Otherworldly creatures. Those who try have 'The Dark Swan' to contend with. But Eugenie's about to cross into the Otherworld alone to rescue a girl that nobody else will. Will she make it back across alive?

Written by: Richelle Mead and Grant Alter
Art by: Dave Hamann
Colors by: Nelson Cosentino de Oliveira
Lettering by: Dave Lanphear

Issue 2 of Richelle Mead's Dark Swan: Storm Born picks up immediately after the events in Issue 1.  Once again I read the comic alongside the novel to check whether it lived up to the high standard of Issue 1 with respect to the story.  Again, I was not disappointed. Other than switching around a couple of scenes, Issue 2 follows the book almost exactly.  The scenes work well in the book in the original order and work just as well in the comic in the reversed order. The flow of the comic is excellent. 

The art work by Dave Hamman is exceptional as is the color. The comic truly captures the novel and brings it to life. It's almost cinematic. I'm afraid that I will run out of superlatives for this comic. As I said before, you don't have to read the novel - you can just read the comic. Really!

I highly recommend Richelle Mead's Dark Swan: Storm Born, Issue 2 and give it 5 Qwills.

There is a also a gorgeous incentive cover for Issue 2:

Here are a few pages from Issue 2.


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