a good anthology gives you a taste of several different worlds and concepts, any of which may really spark your imagination. Winston Blakely constructed his new anthology Immortal Fantasy Vol 1 around his obvious love for the much-neglected fantasy genre.
Prepare to enter the world of Immortal Fantasy. Kotas,the Dragon Lord in two amazing adventures,Pozitron, the techno-cosmic warrior as well as : Blood and Scapegoats, A Junkie's Delight, The Secret Wonderland of D.H.Fudley and bonus Sword and Sorcery tale " The Jar" starring The White Raven. Introduction by Charles R. Saunders,acclaimed award winning author of Imaro ( Dossouye, Imaro,The Quest for Cush and The Trail of Bohu. ) and an afterword by : Jemir Johnson ( 5 shots) winner of the 2008 Younity Guild of America award.
I already knew what to expect from Blakely's work, after reviewing his previous graphic novel Little Miss Strange last April (you can read that review here).The tales that take up much of this book are very much in the same vein, but he still managed to surprise me a little.
New Gods, Warlock or Silver Surfer space opera. He is a champion of order who stands alone against the forces of an evil empire... well, almost alone... Blakely makes sure Pozitron has a fly honey Sh'tange at his side and a tricked-out space ship to make the cipher complete. If you need to have space technology and cosmic entities explained to you, you won't like Pozitron, because Blakely clearly enjoys throwing new concepts into the mix at warp speeds.
Etrigan the Demon while reading the Kotas' tales, and that's a compliment!
Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent and others caught up in the hysteria of blaming art for the decline of morals in America. My favorite story in the book is The Secret Wonderland of DH Finkley about a man who escapes to a world where his typical male fantasies are as real as the dull family life he leaves behind.
whatever the case, I think those that enjoyed Little Miss Strange will like this one too. Blakely continues to grow as a writer and artist, whose work (like most indie comics creators) is flawed, but passable. In Immortal Fantasy he does a good job of creating tales that inhabit the world of gray in between 'good' and 'evil'. The characters, even in one-off shorts, seem like they stick with you, and present more questions than answers. if this seems like your kinda party, cop this book on Amazon. just click here to buy it.
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