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REVIEW: Beyondtopia Legends


REVIEW: Beyondtopia Legends

Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13

Creative Team 

Writer: Bryan Valenza, Henry Barajas, Rad Fariz, Sweta Kartika
Artist: Aris Naka Abee, Sami Basri, Afif Numbo, Garrie Gastonny, Kriswanto Why
Letters: Dave Lanphear
Cover: Stephen Segovia, Bryan Valenza, Barnaby Bagenda, Pablo Peppino, Sony Wickaksana,
Haykal Erlanda
Publisher: Fairsquare Comics


Story: 3.5
Interior Artwork: 3.4 
Cover Artwork: 3.4
Dialogue: 3.3
Mechanics: 3.2
Editing: 3.2

About the Book:

This anthology series takes a few stories involving folklore, legends and heroes. Reimagining them and telling completely new tables involving said characters!

Reviewer’s Notes:

This particular title is a collection of great stories and comes with several covers reflecting the books that are involved in this collection.  On their own the covers for each book grabs your attention and has an interesting grasp of the title it represents.

The cover I chose to highlight has a feel that resembles a big team ensemble and mimics some of the more popular team books from other more well known comic series. I do like how it shows all of them ready for action and how they are looking to go head first into the coming battle, despite how the ending might turn out.  That in itself is interesting enough to make you look at this book and see the uniqueness of the characters.

The cover also shows the individual art style of the characters for the books they represent, which brings me to the interior art style and how I do like that each art style is unique in its own way that fits the story they are trying to tell. Nothing seems forced or out of place, the art represents the style nicely, is easy to look at and is not overbearing.

This book is a collection of stories that all have potential. Each story has a lead character that the story highlights.  Each story also has the intrigue that makes you want more, the book itself feels like a quick read as it grabs your attention in each story and doesn’t let go until the story is finished.

Individually the stories are successful enough that if they haven’t already they will become great titles, but together in one book makes a great place to start when it comes into the depth of these titles. While there is not much of a backstory involving the characters, I imagine that the individual titles themselves would lend to the telling of said stories.

I look forward to where these stories will go and see how they develop.

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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