A Review: SOVEREIGN #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of SOVEREIGN #1 from Image Comics. Chris Roberson writes, and Paul Maybury draws and colors.

The Luminari have sent an emissary to the court of Khend, but an attack by demons slows the progress of their travel. Meanwhile, Janramir, son of the Khendish ruler, rides with the hunt until he learns some disturbing news. And an emissary from Albelund meets with a very strange occurrence at sea on its way to Khend. The world is stirring, and none can tell what will come to pass.

This first issue lays the groundwork for a number of characters, which is a good sign that the story will be of an epic nature. Whether the problems arising are of the gods, or demons, or magic in general, remains to be seen. The curiosity of the characters has been piqued, and the structure of the story should allow for plenty of layers over time. The art is equally good over all three dramatically different styles in this book, which is a testament to Maybury’s flexibility.

I think we’re seeing the beginning of a grand, epic tale here. You’ll want to get in on the ground floor for this one.

SOVEREIGN #1 is available now at your FLCS or at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )