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Seven to Eternity #1 Review

Written by Rick Remender

Pencils by Jerome Opeña

Colours by Matt Hollingsworthtumblr_o9c97p2swb1riu867o1_1280

Lettered by Rus Wooton

Reviewed by Lorna Maltman (maltmanlorna@gmail.com)

Luckily I haven’t had a life or death choice to make yet, as I am horrendous at making choices.  When I was at school I was always picked to choose groups (I think the teacher enjoyed torturing me)- I was so indecisive about it I once ended up picking myself. Unfortunately for our Protagonist Adam, the choice he has isn’t quite as trivial.

Remender starts the issue with a page from our protagonists’ journal, this gives the basic back story meaning that you can focus on the characters, and the world that Remender and Opeña have beautifully crafted.

Adam Osidis is a family man, but his once noble family, (much like the Starks in Game of Thrones) through honour has been exiled and thought traitors. This issue boils down to choices-the choice of the honourable thing, or the thing that will see your family survive. Remender does a good job of not making it obvious whether Adam will accept, reject or even listen to the antagonist, the Mud King’s offer (we don’t even know what it is at this point).

Opeña’s pencils and Hollingsworth colours breathe life into this brilliant fantasy world especially with a double page spread that looks like Mos Eisley cantina had shut for the night. The designs of the things populating the world are instantly familiar but with oddities and fantastical elements, for instance a massive hog but it almost looks like it has purple fungus growing on its head. This helps as the fantasy of the world isn’t explained so to see something slightly familiar ,or even to just see the father-daughter bond ,helps make this world feel more approachable but no less real and fantastical.

Verdict:

Buy.  Remender and Opeña in Seven to Eternity create a world which feels like we are only getting a peek through the post box , and I can’t wait for it to be explored.  If you like fantasy get it, if you like great art get it, if you like Game of Thrones or Vikings get it, screw it you might as well just get it.

 

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