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A LOST SON RETURNS IN IMAGE/SKYBOUND’S BIRTHRIGHT
Epic fantasy meets real life in series by
Williamson and Bressan
In March’s BIRTHRIGHT from Image Comics/Skybound, the Rhodes have lived through every parent’s worst fear — their young son Mikey disappeared one year ago. Now, as their family disintegrates and hope fades, Mikey returns, but nothing could have prepared them for who he is now. Continue reading Preview: Birthright Volume #1
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After a standoff in the police station, the Rhodes family is on the run from the law, and for their lives. And just what horrors did Mikey survive while he was away?
I have to admit that I was late (but only by a month) to the Comic Book Party that is Joshua Williamson’s brilliantly paced Birthright #1, a jaw-dropping childhood fantasy with more twists and turns than a dragon’s small intestine. While ish #1 was a perfect introduction to a book dealing with some pretty high concepts, issue #2 settles things down quite a bit, narrowing the focus on our hero’s journey, both before his Earthly return and after. While the shock factor of Birthright‘s first installment was missing in this ish, gaining some insight into the main character’s background, both past and present, was certainly necessary. The change in narrative, however, left plenty of room for some fantasy action, solidifying Birthright as a must-read fantasy adventure comic. Continue reading Review: Birthright #2
What is the line between fantasy and delusion? In the aftermath of last issue, the Rhodes family is looking for answers…and nothing is what it seems.