Book Title: Warbound #2
Book Description: Locked in a mental institution, Warbound’s therapy session continues to unravel his past and learn the truth. Is he an immortal vigilante on a quest for revenge? Or is he a delusional, violent thug?
Book Author: Guido Martinez
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Evoluzione Publishing
Illustrator: Gaurav Shrivastava
Warbound #2 puts a superhero in the most inevitable place for someone who wants to dress in a costume and save the world… a mental institution. Warbound is possibly an immortal searching for justice through revenge or a delusional, mighty, but dangerous man that wreaks havoc on people around him. Plus, the name Warbound is excellent for a comic hero.
The story has a great premise and automatically makes it intriguing to see how it will unfold. Each page added to the story, and there wasn’t any filler. Having not read the first issue, I could still follow along easily and jump right into the world that is being built with no problem.
The cover did a good job of making Warbound look epic. The other elements didn’t resonate with me. It’s serviceable for someone already familiar with the book. I don’t think it would draw someone who hasn’t heard about it off the strength of the cover alone.
The interior art efficiently does the job. Some of the action isn’t straightforward from the way the panels were drawn. And some facial expressions don’t match what’s going on in the panel. Still, Gaurav is good at drawing action scenes, and that skill is definitely put to good work in this issue.
The dialogue is consistent, characters are unique and speak in a consistent voice. I especially like the flow of the Sorcerer when Warbound finds him. He reads like a man from another time. I felt Warbounds speech should have had that same type of gravity, being that he has been around for so many years. I think he sounded too now.
Warbound #2 is a solid book you can easily jump into without having read the first issue. It has good fighting scenes and a story that’s easy to follow. It gives you everything you need to know while still moving the story forward. Warbound #2 is a solid superhero tale that is worth checking out.
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