Review: Feathers #1

Feathers is a new comic mini-series by Goners artist Jorge Corona being published by BOOM! Studios! Feathers is the story of a young boy named Poe, coincidentally he’s covered in feathers, who befriends Bianca and agrees to help her get back home. Which is important, Feathers is set in a Victorian Era-type city divided into to districts: The White Wall and the Maze. Both have the feel of being something straight out of a Charles Dickens novel, especially the Maze. Bianca just happens to be from the White Wall part of town and Poe is from the Maze.

The story begins with two individuals speaking about a deal to break Feathers #1the balance. I’m guessing it’s some deal to break the power structure of the city, just theorizing. I believe that one of the two individuals is the Guide, the guardian spirit of the White Wall. Again, just theorizing. A man called Gabriel discovers the baby Poe abandoned in some back alley of the Maze and decides to protect the baby. Jump forward eleven years, Poe has become something of an urban legend called the Ghost. Hiding out on rooftops, causing mischief for the local authorities and still being raised by Gabriel, who he calls Pop. Bianca, on the other hand, dreams of seeing the world beyond the White Wall. She gets her chance when her father arranges a trip to help establish a road between the docks and the White Wall. When the carriage she’s in stops, Bianca runs off into the Maze with guards in pursuit. Poe intervenes during the chase, only to be spotted and cornered by Bianca. Poe, wanting to avoid the guards, takes Bianca into hiding and thus begins the adventure she’s been waiting for.

The Good

In a previous review, I stated that Corona’s art is good but didn’t necessarily mesh with the dark tone of Goners. With Feathers, Corona’s work feels better suited. Corona art style looks like it was influenced by Mike Mignola, which is alright with me.

The story is one that I could recommend to readers of any age. Recently, I was asked by a father about which comics he can get his son. If Feathers had come out before that, it would have been on my list of recommended comics. Over the last few months, there have been a lot of great comics that I believe would be suitable for any reader at any age. I glad that I can another to that list.

The Bad

I have nothing bad to say about this comic.

The Verdict

Feathers has turned out to be a good read. I was pleasantly surprised by the story and loved the small little details about it. Again, I would recommend this comic for anyone, from kids to adults. I’m looking forward to the second issue.

The Score

Story: 4 Out of 5
Art: 4 Out of 5
Overall: 4 Out of 5

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