Kickstarter can do amazing things. Kickstarter has helped launch so many dreams and projects and successful books and writers. As proof of this concept, Gene Ha has taken his kickstarter campaign to its goal and beyond in a mere thirty six hours. He has since taken it well above that initial goal with just under $1,500 backers and a graphic novel to add to his resume of work. Dark Horse Comics has picked up the project as well for a new series in comic book serial form that will launch this week, May 18th 2016! It will be written and drawn exclusively by Gene Ha. The 40-page first issue will be $3.99 US and will feature 2 separate covers, one by Mr. Ha and the second drawn by renowned artist Frank Cho.
The four-time Eisner Award winning creator brings his talent and love to this new book and with that creates a wonderful tapestry of deep, rich colors that are both dark and muted and yet bright and vibrant all at the same time. It is dark and mysterious and adds to the milieu and tone of the book.
Intended for all ages, Gene Ha successfully maintains the balance between the dark and mysterious, between the vast fantasy world or horrible creatures and terrifying monsters and the life of a lady who is recently reunited with her sister. The interactions between Abbie and Mae are interesting and typical of a pair of sisters, whether they are pre-teens or young adults.
If you are a fan of the fantasy/adventure genre, this is a book that you should read. I am giving this Four out of five stars. It was a highly enjoyable first issue and I am already looking forward to issue # 2.
From the previews:
“When she was just a girl, Abbie discovered a portal to a fantasy world and for the last couple of years has been having great adventures there: defeating horrible monsters, power-mad scientists, and evil nobles. She was a celebrated action hero! But when she turned twenty-one it all came apart and she decided to return home. Her sister, Mae, has had no idea what happened to Abbie all this time. Her tales are too hard to believe; that is, until the monsters and other terrible creatures start to cross over to our world . . .