Bachman’s Best – Birthright #8

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The best thing I read last week was Birthright #8.

Written by Joshua Williamson

Lines by Andrei Bressan

Color Art by Adriano Lucas and

Letters by Pat Brosseau

Month in and month out this title continues to be one to look forward to and a highlight each month in my pull list. Birthright is the best new fantasy story I have picked up since East of West. In 8 issues Williamson has done plenty of world building and filled the pages with action. It’s fast paced, beautiful, and filled with original creatures and fantastic ideas.

It is a hard book to talk about because when you start reading it you think it fits very nicely into a tried and true cliche fantasy story but then you hit the twist. And it’s a good one, not going to spoil it but it sets the story on it’s head and leaves the reader reeling for many issues. There’s not another book I read each month that seems so jam packed with story and yet so short, it’s always sad to reach the end and face another month long wait, and also so completely worth it to dive back in each month and follow the continuing adventures.

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The beauty of Bressan’s lines and the power of Lucas’s colors flipping from dangerous darks to powerful neons is a stunning combination. As great as Williamson’s story is I’m betting Image could still do well selling this books with just the art and no words on the page.

Go out and hit your LCS and find the first issue. It went to multiple printings and shouldn’t be too hard to find. Or better yet, if you’ve come to trust my judgement go grab the Birthright vol 1 trade paperback. It’s Image’s standard $9.99 for a first volume which is how they get you hooked but believe me it’s worth it. It’ll be the best $10 you spend until the next Avengers film comes out.

 

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Avatar ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Raised on a diet of Stephen King novels, Bruce Lee action, John Landis films, and horror flicks by his loving mother, Anthony spent his formative years reading everything he could get his hands on and spending far too many hours in his room watching movies while drawing.  Anthony currently spends his evening coloring comics whilst Netflix plays in the background. After starting his own podcast The Next Element, Anthony found a group of like minded individuals on Twitter and found that if invited to a podcast the desire to blab takes him over.  Anthony is Knight of the Pod Table on the Spoiler Alert Theater podcast and can be found guest hosting all over the podiverse. Anthony has dealt with a 23 year addiction to comics and a longer addiction to movies. Even if he hasn't seen it or read it, he probably has an opinion about it. 

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