A wonderfully imagined fantasy world, Wailing Blade #1 (ComixTribe) kickstarts an action-packed reading experience within a post-apocalyptic earth. With its amazingly rich visuals, Wailing Blade makes the most out of its imaginary scenery and people.
The Headtaker, feared executioner and wielder of the legendary Wailing Blade, kills every man who meets his gaze. And, right now, he’s looking at Tychon, an upstart bandit prince fighting to save his father from the chopping block.
Here are 5 reasons why you should get Wailing Blade #1:
I’ve done Con man stories, Serial killer stories, kids book stories but next week I go full on Epic dark fantasy action story with @rdouek @SotoColor @TaylorEspo @ComixTribe . WAILING BLADE #1 drops 5/29. So, please, don’t miss it! pic.twitter.com/YNbpnfCFyP— Joe Mulvey (@JoeMulv) May 23, 2019
The creative team superbly imagines humanity’s struggle against tyranny. Set in a somber dark age, this is a futuristic landscape where brutal tyrannical rulers are in absolute control. Technology and magic are inseparable, as if they’re one and the same.
4) The Writing!
Writer Rich Douek tells the story from the perspective from Tychon, introducing his action-packed world. The readers are then steered towards The Headtaker, as he explains the horrific history of his iconic weapon. Letterer Taylor Esposito does a great job capturing the vibrant personalities of various characters as the two subplots run back and forth.
3) The Artwork!
Artist Joe Mulvey captures a terrifying character design with The Headtaker. With a face shaped like a skull, The Headtaker is a giant figure wrapped in armor. His oversized muscles doesn’t even compare to the colossal sword.
2) The Colors!
Colorists Christopher Sotomayor and Jules Rivera have such vivid tones enriched in the backgrounds. In the opening panels, the trees are purple and their bushes are bright pink. Another example, half of Tychon’s face is painted in red.
1) An Absolute Blast!
An absolute blast, Wailing Blade #1 is an immensely exceptional sci-fi thriller. A great first issue, I cannot wait to read what happens next in Wailing Blade.
Wailing Blade #1 arrives in stores May 29, 2019.