(Courtesy of Valiant Entertainment)
A total blast for its time-traveling adventure, The Forgotten Queen #1 (Valiant Entertainment) is wickedly entertaining and suspenseful from start to finish. The first installment does a fantastic job delivering a fresh and original take on history through the eyes of an immortal.
Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed…a War-Monger. And now she is walking again.
Here are 5 reasons why you should get The Forgotten Queen #1:
5) Who Wants To Live Forever?
A major theme, The Forgotten Queen looks at immortality as a curse and a blessing. A never-ending cycle, people come and go as death takes away everyone else but one. What happens though when the immortal, who has seen and done it all, just wants to be left alone?
4) The Writing!
Writer Tini Howard does a phenomenal job building the legend and mystery behind the War-Monger. Howard makes great use of time-jumping between past and present, using the storytelling technique to explain the character’s never-ending history. The lettering highlights the omnipresent narrator who serves as the only witness to the the War-Monger’s violence.
Artist Amilcar Pinna does a fantastic job with the backgrounds and wardrobes in the flashbacks. The clothing is always different and on spot with the time period. In her character design, notice how the War-Monger has the same hairstyle, the one long curl, as the time period changes.
2) The Colors!
Notice how the blue tones stand out in the opening pages. The oceanic views are so blue, it symbolizes how lost the ship is.The red cheek marks on the War-Monger’s face add to her emotional expressions.
1) A Great Read!
I'm Tini Howard, I WRITE books like EUTHANAUTS from @blackcrownhq & @IDWPublishing, THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN from @valiant and the upcoming THANOS and AGE OF CONAN: BELIT from @Marvel. (I'm also writing the comic tie-in for @GlowNetflix!) #VisibleWomen pic.twitter.com/UbdNG9P5Aj— Tini Howard (@TiniHoward) February 19, 2019
With a gripping plot, The Forgotten Queen #1 cleverly manages to mix fantasy with history. With a compelling character as its lead, I’m looking forward to the next issue of The Forgotten Queen.