Comic Books 2017, Sword Ages #1, IDW Publishing,

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A bold reinvention of Arthurian legends, Sword of Ages #1 (IDW Publishing) is a sprawling epic sci-fi fantasy that only thrills its readers, the pages inspire our awe. The phenomenal first installment brings a seriousness to the composition and transcends the visuals.

This is an all-new vision of the Excalibur myth. In the space fantasy, the everlasting legend of the Sacred Sword is born. The young warrior known as Avalon clashes with rising tyrants. Welcome to a world of fantastic creatures, ancient civilizations, alien forces, and true magic.

Here are 5 reasons why you should pick up Sword of Ages #1:

5) A New Level Of Excitement!

Artist Gabriel Rodriguez beautifully captures the emotional turmoil of the family drama in the Locke & Key series. Making his debut here as the sole series creator, Rodriguez pushes himself to another level, taking over the reins as both writer and illustrator. The breathtaking visuals take readers to a different world that is filled with awe-inspiring adventure.

4) World-Building At Its Best!

Interestingly, Rodriguez divides the epic narrative into chapters, starting off with a prelude. Right off the bat, the artwork introduces readers to a flying jellyfish, floating in outer-space. The illustrations scream out ambitiousness and delivers on its future potential.

3) The Colors!!

Colorist Lovern Kindzierski has a vivid palette that does wonders to the vast landscapes. You see the blue tones in the ocean and the warm colors of the desert. There is so much detail to the costumes, which resemble breakthroughs in technology and callbacks to medieval times.

2) Extra Features!

The first issue contains two special pages of character designs. There is a also an interview that dives right into the creative mastermind.

1) A Fantastic Read!

Readers will definitely love the spectacular futuristic sci-fi epic of Sword of Ages #1! Everyone is truly welcomed to this world of wonder and I cannot wait to revisit the second installment.



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Sword of Ages #1 is out in stores on November 29, 2017.

– By Jorge Solis

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