A Review: THE FICTION #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of THE FICTION #1 from BOOM! Studios. Curt Pires writes, David Rubin draws and Michael Garland colors.

Kassie, Max, Tyler and Tsang were inseparable fifteen years ago. What brought them together was the box of books, and the way they carried them off to another world. They were rattled when Tsang disappeared, of course, and didn’t go back or speak about it again. Now Tyler has disappeared, and Kassie found one of the books at the scene. She and a reluctant Max will now have to go back to that other world to try to find their friends and put things right again.

There’s a fascinating fantasy world in this story, and this first issue gives us only the barest information about it. The issue does a wonderful job of letting us get to know the characters as grown-ups, and as the result of the things they saw as children. And we’ll get to the fantasy world soon enough, I think. The art works really well, too, especially in the distinctions between reality and fantasy. The “flashback” panels were done really well, also.

Books are full of magic and wonder, and this story really runs with that idea. It’s a cool premise, so check it out.
THE FICTION #1 is available now at your FLCS or at boom-studios.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )