The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of MANIFEST DESTINY #1 from Image Comics. Chris Dingess writes, Matthew Roberts draws and Owen Gieni colors.

It’s 1804, and Captains Lewis and Clark are setting out into the new territories, hurtling toward fame and glory. But they have a second mission, one that they haven’t told their troops about. Finding the giant arch is strange, but that’s only the beginning of the weirdness.

The Lewis and Clark expedition is a relatively well-known piece of American history, but not one that has been dramatized all that much. That alone makes this an interesting title. It doesn’t hurt that the twist is a really weird/fun one. There’s also some cool characterization in this first issue, creating a little drama among the troops. The art is also very well done; I’m particularly fond of the backgrounds, and not just the beautiful landscapes.

American history and fantasy adventure come together in a rollicking good read here. I’m really looking forward to where this goes (and where those creatures come from).

MANIFEST DESTINY #1 is available now at your FLCS and online at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )