Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: Fathom: Kiani #0-1

Wow, why have I not been in tune to this world? I am really happy that I decided to review these issues and ventured into Michael Turner’s world of Fathom. I found the characters and story engaging and inviting. New readers can certainly read these issues even without reading the first volume.

The first thing I noticed was the beautiful artwork on both covers and interiors they almost work together seamlessly, something that doesn’t

happen often with other publishers like Marvel or DC. I think the artwork is elegant and beautiful to look at, the best part being the colors there is depth and a sense that we are really in another world within our own. On the artistic front Kiani and her story are clearly in great hands.

The writing for these issues was dynamic and informative; I believe that the creative team made an effort to make this book accessible to a new audience and familiar for the returning fans. I really appreciate when writers can explain plotlines or give background without sounding like a Wikipedia page. There is a real sense of character and each character introduced has a clear voice and point of view, purpose within the story. I really enjoyed my little delve into Fathom and look forward to continuing with this story.

I have always steered clear of Turner’s creations as I felt the characters lacked dynamic or real purpose, after reading the zero and first issue of “Kiani” I am surely surprised. This series will be great for new readers while keeping long time fans satisfied and even serves both purposes seamlessly, paired with the beautiful art I would say this is one comic you shouldn’t miss. They’ve made a fan out of me.

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