Saturday, July 12, 2008

The World of Quest Volume 1…

By Jason T. Kruse…


Page 105

I have recently picked up and read this wonderful little book. Reminiscent to me in style to my recently Blogged graphic novel, Herobear and the Kid, or Saturday morning kid’s Cartoons, it had me hooked from the start. If you are into fun-filled cartooning then this is a book for you.

Taking place within a fantasy world setting in a place called Odyssia the sword wielding characters are lovable and instantly create a rapport with the reader.

It says on the cover that it is, “Coming soon as an animated series from kids’ WB!”, which lends some credence to my earlier words and sure enough there is a Warner Brothers animated series on CW4Kids every Saturday.

The two main heroes in this volume are the reluctant hero, young, Prince Nestor, an eleven year old smart aleck, pledged to protect The Dagger of the Way and Quest, formerly the greatest hero in the land, and his only hope of finding the legendary mystical weapon that will decide the fate of the world, the legendary, Five Swords.

There are some great character designs especially one of the bad guys, “Katastrophe”, who is three really…no you’ll have to go and get a copy to see what I mean…no spoilers here as usual.

There are lots of big panels literally bursting with the frenetic activity of the artwork as the characters leap about the pages.

There is a map included that shows us many places yet to visit. There is also a character guide sheet so we see some of the folks yet to take part in the story and a section of endorsements by folks within the comics business.

It certainly was a lot of fun to read and I look forward to reading about their further adventures, very soon. Volume 2 has been completed by Jason and is being coloured ready for print by the guys at Yen Press even as you read these words.

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
July 12th 2008

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