A Review: KING'S ROAD #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of KING’S ROAD #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Peter Hogan writes, Phil Winslade and Staz Johnson draw, and Winslade and Douglas Sirois colors.

Ashley and her little brother Tyler are having the weirdest day of their lives. First Mom calls to tell them their uncle is dead, and that they should go to see a movie. Coming out of the movie they are attacked by huge birds, and when they get home they meet a dwarf and a talking dog, and they’re instantly shuffled back out the door to go on the run. It seems that Mom and Dad haven’t always been entirely honest with them.

So Mom and Dad are expatriates from a magical fantasy world, and now they have to go back and be heroes. And they’re taking Ash and Tyler with them. That’s a lot for even a well-balanced teenager like Ash to deal with. But for a story it’s an amazing start – heck, we haven’t even seen the fantasy world yet, so there’s still all of that to explore. And it’s not easy to mix the “normal” world with a fantasy world visually, but these guys do a fantastic job of it.

Magical creatures attacking people in parking lots and carnivals. Claiming thrones and saving the world. What’s not to love? Get on board and hang on tight.

KING’S ROAD #1 is available now at your FLCS or at darkhorse.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )