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Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman) and Eisner winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt) team up for this epic new sci-fi saga! In a distant galaxy, two women discover an inconceivable conspiracy between the world's most dominant religion and an all-powerful mega corporation. Suddenly the prey in a desperate interstellar Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman) and Eisner winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt) team up for this epic new sci-fi saga! In a distant galaxy, two women discover an inconceivable conspiracy between the world's most dominant religion and an all-powerful mega corporation. Suddenly the prey in a desperate interstellar chase, they're faced with a life-or-death decision: reveal the truth or risk plunging their worlds into anarchy. Collects Invisible Kingdom #1 - #5.


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Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman) and Eisner winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt) team up for this epic new sci-fi saga! In a distant galaxy, two women discover an inconceivable conspiracy between the world's most dominant religion and an all-powerful mega corporation. Suddenly the prey in a desperate interstellar Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning author G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman) and Eisner winning artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt) team up for this epic new sci-fi saga! In a distant galaxy, two women discover an inconceivable conspiracy between the world's most dominant religion and an all-powerful mega corporation. Suddenly the prey in a desperate interstellar chase, they're faced with a life-or-death decision: reveal the truth or risk plunging their worlds into anarchy. Collects Invisible Kingdom #1 - #5.

30 review for Invisible Kingdom, Vol. 1: Walking the Path

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Visually this book is stunning. Christian Ward's art is made for otherworldy sci-fi adventures. His colors pop off the page. My one complaint would be the space battles. They are overly busy and I couldn't tell what was happening in them at all. The book is about a society obsessed with an Amazon type company on one side and a devout religion of nuns on the other. In between is a Firefly / Futurama (a ragtag crew delivering packages) type crew on the run from both when they discover some damning Visually this book is stunning. Christian Ward's art is made for otherworldy sci-fi adventures. His colors pop off the page. My one complaint would be the space battles. They are overly busy and I couldn't tell what was happening in them at all. The book is about a society obsessed with an Amazon type company on one side and a devout religion of nuns on the other. In between is a Firefly / Futurama (a ragtag crew delivering packages) type crew on the run from both when they discover some damning information. Some of the story is almost allegorical, in particular the fake news diatribe. In summary, come for the story, stay for the art.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    Lux (Amazon) and the Invisible Kingdom (the Catholic church) are both corrupt. A none (aka a nun - see how gosh durned imaginative G. Willow Wilson is?!) and a spaceship captained by a lesbian Han Solo are gonna tell everyone about how evil they is - that’ll show ‘em! Wow. G. Willow Wilson went from writing the best book at Marvel to the kind of terrible sci-fi book I’d expect to see Image cranking out. Invisible Kingdom is so baaaad! This is the laziest type of sci-fi where it’s basically our w Lux (Amazon) and the Invisible Kingdom (the Catholic church) are both corrupt. A none (aka a nun - see how gosh durned imaginative G. Willow Wilson is?!) and a spaceship captained by a lesbian Han Solo are gonna tell everyone about how evil they is - that’ll show ‘em! Wow. G. Willow Wilson went from writing the best book at Marvel to the kind of terrible sci-fi book I’d expect to see Image cranking out. Invisible Kingdom is so baaaad! This is the laziest type of sci-fi where it’s basically our world but with generic spaceships whooshing around and every character has different coloured skin (purple, green, etc.) to show they’re ALIENS. They’ve got similar culture, values, it’s a capitalist society with religion and traditional families and different sexualities - it’s just so unimaginative. It wouldn’t be so bad if the story was even halfway entertaining but it’s not even close. Two random characters find themselves together under contrived circumstances and pose zero threat to the establishment but they’re somehow hunted as if what they say to others could somehow crumble the entire power structure. It’s such childish storytelling. The ending even underlines how pointless it all was - I mean, everyone knows how bad Amazon treats its workers but we all still use it; everyone knows what the Catholic church has done, and likely continues to do, to children in its care, and there are still millions upon millions of Catholics! Duh - plenty of people don’t shiv a git about the truth. This isn’t a profound revelation. The book’s full of generic pew-pew spaceship laser fights, the characters are ridiculous - the Lux Jeff Bezos dude with the Maker/current Professor X helmet in particular is about as one-dimensional a villain as you can get - and at no point was I the least bit entertained by anything that was happening. It’s dumber than dumb sci-fi and somehow still managed to win Eisners this year (it’s got lesbians in it - give them a trophy)! Ugh. The occasional splash page of an exterior shot of the spaceship was eye-catching with dramatic bursts of colour. Otherwise I wasn’t at all taken with Christian Ward’s goopy, too busy artwork and uninspired visuals that matched Wilson’s recycled sci-fi script to a T. Boring, stupid, uncreative, both in the writing and the art - walk quickly past Invisible Kingdom, Volume 1: Walking the Path and don’t stop!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Calista

    Oh geez. This started out a complete mess. It's a bunch of images and characters slapped together with little connecting threads and the reader is expected to put it together themselves. I'm tired of this lazy trend. It reminds me of Monstress. By the end, I did feel like I was beginning to understand what was going on, but it was not really enjoyable. I wasn't crazy about the art or the characters. It's some sort of political space thriller with nuns invovled. I don't think I will be going on w Oh geez. This started out a complete mess. It's a bunch of images and characters slapped together with little connecting threads and the reader is expected to put it together themselves. I'm tired of this lazy trend. It reminds me of Monstress. By the end, I did feel like I was beginning to understand what was going on, but it was not really enjoyable. I wasn't crazy about the art or the characters. It's some sort of political space thriller with nuns invovled. I don't think I will be going on with this series. I understand you want the reader to figure out the world for themselves, but it can go to far. The reader needs some exposition about the world they are in at the beginning. I didn't enjoy this. It takes too long to figure out what is going on. We need something to let us in on the world. Plus, there is no time taken to develop characters and I don't care about anyone in the story. I see other people enjoy this story and that's wonderful. This just isn't the story for me.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    Look, after Ms. Marvel I'll probably follow G. Willow Wilson anywhere, but pairing her with Christian Ward is just begging me to get involved. Invisible Kingdom tells the story of two women, one a trainee priestess and the other an intergalactic pilot, whose worlds will come crashing together when they expose a conspiracy that implicates both the church and the state and threatens their very existence. Invisible Kingdom has a lot to say. It's got interesting views on religion and faith, from both Look, after Ms. Marvel I'll probably follow G. Willow Wilson anywhere, but pairing her with Christian Ward is just begging me to get involved. Invisible Kingdom tells the story of two women, one a trainee priestess and the other an intergalactic pilot, whose worlds will come crashing together when they expose a conspiracy that implicates both the church and the state and threatens their very existence. Invisible Kingdom has a lot to say. It's got interesting views on religion and faith, from both sides of the coin. It manages to be thought provoking without being preachy, and the world(s) that the story inhabit(s) unfold at a good pace, offering context for the past and clues about the future even as the story moves along. It's not too fast, not too slow, and it hits that final issue ending just right. I may not be able to remember all the characters' names just yet, but damn if I'm not invested in where their stories are going. I mentioned Christian Ward on art, right? If anyone was born for outer space antics, it's him. His art always has this otherworldly feel to it, and he ramps that up to 11 for the space battles and stuff, but it's the more personal moments that really surprise me. The amount of emotion he can instill in the priestess characters when 75% of their faces are covered is astonishing. Contrary to what it's name would suggest, Invisible Kingdom deserves to be noticed.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    As with Ms. Marvel, the characters are stronger than the plot, but the whole thing is quite pleasant. We have a spaceship with a ragtag crew a la Firefly on the run from a big bad corporation and a corrupt religious organization. Wilson uses the sci fi setting to make some on-the-nose but valid points about Amazon, the gig economy, and rampant consumerism.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dave Schaafsma

    A critique of multi-national corporations such as Amazon (named Lux here) and the Roman Catholic Church (which features here a nunnery, with "nones"), a space opera that urges us to walk "the true path" to harmony and democracy and equality. Written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and illustrated by Christian Ward (Black Bolt), it's digitally futuristic, colorful, with vague-looking alien creatures. I feel a little as I did when beginning Monstress, that this is a sci-fantasy allegory which is A critique of multi-national corporations such as Amazon (named Lux here) and the Roman Catholic Church (which features here a nunnery, with "nones"), a space opera that urges us to walk "the true path" to harmony and democracy and equality. Written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and illustrated by Christian Ward (Black Bolt), it's digitally futuristic, colorful, with vague-looking alien creatures. I feel a little as I did when beginning Monstress, that this is a sci-fantasy allegory which is both obvious as to the overall purposes, and confusing as to the details.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Wow. Just wow. Sometimes that's all I got. Somewhere in a distant galaxy two women are on very different paths. Vess has just taken her vows as a "none" of the Renunciation, the leading religion in her world. She has a brilliant mind and a firm belief that this is what she is meant to do with her life. Freighter pilot Grix has placed her faith in Lux, the Amazon of outer space and the most powerful corporation in the galaxy. She travels the stars making deliveries with a ragtag crew while trying to Wow. Just wow. Sometimes that's all I got. Somewhere in a distant galaxy two women are on very different paths. Vess has just taken her vows as a "none" of the Renunciation, the leading religion in her world. She has a brilliant mind and a firm belief that this is what she is meant to do with her life. Freighter pilot Grix has placed her faith in Lux, the Amazon of outer space and the most powerful corporation in the galaxy. She travels the stars making deliveries with a ragtag crew while trying to wrangle her baby brother who shes raising to spare him from their rotten parents. These two polar opposites are thrown together when they both discover a dark conspiracy by their superiors to defraud millions of believers in the path and patrons of Lux. Pretty soon they're trapped in Grix's woefully ill equipped freighter with her wild and crazy crew being pursued by enemies with enough power and money to blast them into stardust. This is a gorgeous acid trip of a book. I've never seen artwork quite like this. Its "Heavy Metal" by way of Michelangelo with the richest, most psychedelic colors I think I've ever seen in a graphic novel. And the trippiness doesn't stop with the artwork. This is an absolutely action packed, very sharp and funny space opera that barely gives the reader a chance to take a breath. I finished it in one sitting because I couldn't bear to put it down. I LOVED this and I cannot wait to find out what happens.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mir

    So it's a critique of consumer culture and Amazon and... nunneries? I'd kind of forgotten nunneries still existed, tbh. Well, let's call it a critique of corrupt religious organizations, that makes more sense. There are aliens of different colors et al cosmetic embellishments, but they basically all act like modern Americans. There are a couple pretty standard space shoot-outs. It was okay. So it's a critique of consumer culture and Amazon and... nunneries? I'd kind of forgotten nunneries still existed, tbh. Well, let's call it a critique of corrupt religious organizations, that makes more sense. There are aliens of different colors et al cosmetic embellishments, but they basically all act like modern Americans. There are a couple pretty standard space shoot-outs. It was okay.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tori (InToriLex)

    A solid start to a world of corporate interest, aliens, and a religious None's. The artwork is saturated and vivid. The humor is scare but organic and unforced. I look forward to learning more about this world. I will be continuing with the series. A solid start to a world of corporate interest, aliens, and a religious None's. The artwork is saturated and vivid. The humor is scare but organic and unforced. I look forward to learning more about this world. I will be continuing with the series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I enjoyed vol. 1 of Invisible Kingdom, about a novitiate who uncovers corruption inside her order connecting to the government and connects with a spaceship crew - I feel the world is established and just want more!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dakota Morgan

    I kept waiting for the big reveal in Invisible Kingdom and was somewhat disappointed to close this first volume with the knowledge that it really is just about Big Business and Big Religion teaming up to be the Big Bad. How original! The heavy-handed Amazon references were not my cup of tea. The space battles and Firefly-esque found family were much more appealing. Still, though, I really wanted a third act twist and the lack of one knocked my interest in Invisible Kingdom down a peg. Your intere I kept waiting for the big reveal in Invisible Kingdom and was somewhat disappointed to close this first volume with the knowledge that it really is just about Big Business and Big Religion teaming up to be the Big Bad. How original! The heavy-handed Amazon references were not my cup of tea. The space battles and Firefly-esque found family were much more appealing. Still, though, I really wanted a third act twist and the lack of one knocked my interest in Invisible Kingdom down a peg. Your interest in Invisible Kingdom might lie entirely in your ability to enjoy Christian Ward's art. It's bright and fast and very cool, but more often than not looks like an incomplete preparatory sketch that should have been relegated to the bonus materials. It mostly worked for me. Mostly.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ed Erwin

    A promising start. Could turn into a good series. There is some standard space-opera stuff. A crew in a small ship fights with another ship, then a bigger ship, then an even bigger one, then a still bigger one, then is finally rescued (sort-of) by the biggest ship of all. But there are twists on the formula. Examples: space nuns (called "nones"), a flying monastery, a space shipping company that is bigger than most governments (sound like Amazon?), a government too scared to go against either the A promising start. Could turn into a good series. There is some standard space-opera stuff. A crew in a small ship fights with another ship, then a bigger ship, then an even bigger one, then a still bigger one, then is finally rescued (sort-of) by the biggest ship of all. But there are twists on the formula. Examples: space nuns (called "nones"), a flying monastery, a space shipping company that is bigger than most governments (sound like Amazon?), a government too scared to go against either the nuns or the company, citizens who know it is all corrupts and just shrug their shoulders. The colors are wild and crazy, but not too crazy as in Christian Ward's other book ODY-C.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Rory Wilding

    My introduction to G. Willow Wilson was reading her seminal run of Ms. Marvel with artist Adrian Alphona that introduced the world to the 16-year-old Muslim superhero Kamala Khan. Not only did this comic book push Marvel’s blend of heroism and domesticity to a whole new and modern level, it also pushed forward the presence of diversity and female characters in the medium. Through her Muslim background, Wilson has explored religion and diversity through her comics and with her first creator-owned My introduction to G. Willow Wilson was reading her seminal run of Ms. Marvel with artist Adrian Alphona that introduced the world to the 16-year-old Muslim superhero Kamala Khan. Not only did this comic book push Marvel’s blend of heroism and domesticity to a whole new and modern level, it also pushed forward the presence of diversity and female characters in the medium. Through her Muslim background, Wilson has explored religion and diversity through her comics and with her first creator-owned work at Dark Horse (under the editorial belt of Karen Berger), these ideas are projected in a galaxy far, far away. Please click here for my full review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    El_Commutador

    I love Dark Horse, a publisher that usually takes risks with comic books. Unfortunately, these books don’t always deliver; but when one does deliver (as in this case), it does big way. Also, the fact that it is a comic book from (former Vertigo editor) Karen Berger's imprint, written by Ms Marvel’s G. Willow Wilson, with art by ODY-C’s Christian Ward, is a plus. I like solid sci-fi comic books like this one, where cool concepts and good storytelling, meet with solid world building, all tied toget I love Dark Horse, a publisher that usually takes risks with comic books. Unfortunately, these books don’t always deliver; but when one does deliver (as in this case), it does big way. Also, the fact that it is a comic book from (former Vertigo editor) Karen Berger's imprint, written by Ms Marvel’s G. Willow Wilson, with art by ODY-C’s Christian Ward, is a plus. I like solid sci-fi comic books like this one, where cool concepts and good storytelling, meet with solid world building, all tied together with nice art.

  15. 4 out of 5

    delaney

    3.5 I got all 5 issues in a bundle (the bookstore put them all together as a set; total of $5), so I don't have this volume but I do have the 5 issues it will contain. Which, was a good thing because all 5 issues cover the first arc of this story. It follow nuns (Nones), space, embezzlement and government corruption. Also, space is gay, non-binary and pan. So I appreciate that the characters do not look actually female or male but a combination of the two and also very ambiguous...as space should 3.5 I got all 5 issues in a bundle (the bookstore put them all together as a set; total of $5), so I don't have this volume but I do have the 5 issues it will contain. Which, was a good thing because all 5 issues cover the first arc of this story. It follow nuns (Nones), space, embezzlement and government corruption. Also, space is gay, non-binary and pan. So I appreciate that the characters do not look actually female or male but a combination of the two and also very ambiguous...as space should be. For me, the artwork is the star of this comic. The world is so intricately and brightly colored I loved that the colors were both vibrant and cool (not a harsh and bright coloring). It's what really drove the story for me and helped lift the plot where the plot felt unoriginal. The pacing and plot felt a little rushed for me. I wished there could have been a little more information thrown in with the dialogue...but I'm sure that those questions will be answered in following issues. Also, I sense some conflict in the romance that happened in here--which had no development, so it felt kind of random. I won't be continuing this series, but I am glad I checked it out!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Peterhans

    I couldn't help but get bored by this. Nothing gets the chance to breathe - we get no real feeling for what the renunciation does, believes or how it operates. We get no real feeling how much the Amazonlike Lux features in people's lives beyond 'people love to get their boxes'. So much potential for a rich world, and most of the time is wasted on confusing space battles. The main story reminds me of the Star Wars prequels' tax negotiation plot. The art works when it's about structures - buildings, I couldn't help but get bored by this. Nothing gets the chance to breathe - we get no real feeling for what the renunciation does, believes or how it operates. We get no real feeling how much the Amazonlike Lux features in people's lives beyond 'people love to get their boxes'. So much potential for a rich world, and most of the time is wasted on confusing space battles. The main story reminds me of the Star Wars prequels' tax negotiation plot. The art works when it's about structures - buildings, spaceships, it becomes decidedly wonky when concerned with faces. Alien races are as different as Star Trek aliens - defined by a purple or green skin colour and slight bits of play-doh stuck to their faces. (Read as five single issues)

  17. 4 out of 5

    L. McCoy

    SUPER FAST REVIEW: I feel like I should have liked this one... but I didn’t. I think it’s a case of cool ideas, bad execution. Simply put, it’s poorly written in terms of both storytelling and dialogue. I also didn’t care for the artwork either. The characters are very bland and uninteresting. The story seems neat (even if sometimes confusing due to already mentioned poor storytelling) and it is fast paced but that doesn’t save this book. Overall I didn’t like this one. Disliked though not terrible SUPER FAST REVIEW: I feel like I should have liked this one... but I didn’t. I think it’s a case of cool ideas, bad execution. Simply put, it’s poorly written in terms of both storytelling and dialogue. I also didn’t care for the artwork either. The characters are very bland and uninteresting. The story seems neat (even if sometimes confusing due to already mentioned poor storytelling) and it is fast paced but that doesn’t save this book. Overall I didn’t like this one. Disliked though not terrible. 2/5

  18. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    A TRUE BELIEVER AND A CYNIC TAKE ON THE CHURCH AND...AMAZON INC.? Yeah, that's pretty much it. I felt this series owed a lot to Saga and similar allegorical space opera fare, but it was very earnest, direct and beautifully illustrated. I will certainly continue to seek the true path in the next volume. A TRUE BELIEVER AND A CYNIC TAKE ON THE CHURCH AND...AMAZON INC.? Yeah, that's pretty much it. I felt this series owed a lot to Saga and similar allegorical space opera fare, but it was very earnest, direct and beautifully illustrated. I will certainly continue to seek the true path in the next volume.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 Total review score: 3.6 Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 Total review score: 3.6

  20. 4 out of 5

    RG

    Tackling alot of different difficult themes into one book is hard however thr author seems to do it well however, the sense if worldbuilding and compelling world at that gets lost amongst her message.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    All are on the path, but few are strong enough to reach the Invisible Kingdom. For the young Roolian Vess, joining the Nones is a dream come true, but her faith is tested almost immediately when she discovers her order's secret, an alliance between groups with seemingly opposing goals. This same secret is also discovered by the crew of a Lux delivery ship. Grix doesn't want trouble for her or her crew, but she's not one to back down from a fight that chooses her. By teaming up with Vess, they al All are on the path, but few are strong enough to reach the Invisible Kingdom. For the young Roolian Vess, joining the Nones is a dream come true, but her faith is tested almost immediately when she discovers her order's secret, an alliance between groups with seemingly opposing goals. This same secret is also discovered by the crew of a Lux delivery ship. Grix doesn't want trouble for her or her crew, but she's not one to back down from a fight that chooses her. By teaming up with Vess, they all hope to survive the powerful, greedy organizations which hunt them, and reveal the truth to their solar system. Wilson and Ward have created a sci-fi feast, with wonderful worldbuilding, character-revealing dialogue, and visuals that are equally futuristic and wondrous. Space and space travel in particular have a distinct flare to them. Although the side characters have had little time to express themselves so far, the main pair have been sufficiently established. Vess and Grix have both had their dreams dashed by reality, but they are tough and principled, making them sympathetic underdogs with their own strengths. Through the illustrations we are drawn into exhilarating sequences where Grix displays her amazing piloting skills. There can be some confusion as to what she did exactly to win at times, however engagement seems to be prioritized over detailing specific actions during these scenes. The story itself is well-balanced between its character moments, action, and thought-provoking questions on faith and truth in a time where commercialism and materialism trump all. It's one tiny crew against an entire way of life, and there is plenty of the path still to trend in this intriguing new series. Copy provided by Penguin Random House, distributor of Dark Horse Comics.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    Two distinct narratives collide to uncover a conspiracy that will test their loyalty and beliefs. The premise for this series is interesting but the execution is a bit flawed, hardly ever succeeding in creating dynamic interaction or fluid narrative development. It often felt like there were some missing parts to the story that made it seem like it was going faster than it should've. The artwork is stunning and original, sometimes rough and sketchy, but there's a lot of potential in the colourfu Two distinct narratives collide to uncover a conspiracy that will test their loyalty and beliefs. The premise for this series is interesting but the execution is a bit flawed, hardly ever succeeding in creating dynamic interaction or fluid narrative development. It often felt like there were some missing parts to the story that made it seem like it was going faster than it should've. The artwork is stunning and original, sometimes rough and sketchy, but there's a lot of potential in the colourful and hectic style. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  23. 4 out of 5

    Reija

    Rating: 3.5 stars

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jesús

    Brings much-needed energy to a tired genre. Yes, it is yet another sci-fi space adventure with a cynical, wry rogue captaining a crew of misfits on the run. But for all of its familiarity, G. Willow Wilson writes character relationships as good as anyone in the business, and Christian Ward is in his element here, drawing from his gorgeously trippy work in both Ody-C and Black Bolt. This doesn’t break any major aesthetic or thematic boundaries, but what it does (space adventure), it does very, ver Brings much-needed energy to a tired genre. Yes, it is yet another sci-fi space adventure with a cynical, wry rogue captaining a crew of misfits on the run. But for all of its familiarity, G. Willow Wilson writes character relationships as good as anyone in the business, and Christian Ward is in his element here, drawing from his gorgeously trippy work in both Ody-C and Black Bolt. This doesn’t break any major aesthetic or thematic boundaries, but what it does (space adventure), it does very, very well. [Read in single issues]

  25. 4 out of 5

    Caryn

    Loved the art, but there were places where it was difficult to decipher what was going on. The story, while interesting, seemed very rushed; there was no time to really develop the characters or the plot. I would be curious to see where it's going though! Loved the art, but there were places where it was difficult to decipher what was going on. The story, while interesting, seemed very rushed; there was no time to really develop the characters or the plot. I would be curious to see where it's going though!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    This was a bit of a random pick (I think it was in the "Featured" or "Recent" section of Hoopla so I thought I would give it a shot and I'm so glad that I did! It really enjoyed both the story and the art. For the story, I really enjoyed this arc and portrayal of the religious elements. The walking the path, how people ome to the religious centre, and what it's like when it's there. I also enjoyed the story of the crew on the spaceship, although I didn't remember who was who as quickly as I'd lik This was a bit of a random pick (I think it was in the "Featured" or "Recent" section of Hoopla so I thought I would give it a shot and I'm so glad that I did! It really enjoyed both the story and the art. For the story, I really enjoyed this arc and portrayal of the religious elements. The walking the path, how people ome to the religious centre, and what it's like when it's there. I also enjoyed the story of the crew on the spaceship, although I didn't remember who was who as quickly as I'd like. I was on a time crunch to finish before it expired, so that's a fault on my part. For the art, I loved the colours. Lots of saturated colours and full of hue which is a big fave of mine. And I loved how sometimes the people on the spaceship looked like they were made of clay, there was a wonderful combination of smooth and sharp to their faces that I really enjoyed. I have no idea if that is a super weird thing to say in a review, but it's true! Looking forward to continuing the series and seeing where things go!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Lorenz

    I didn't know much about this going in besides outer space and G. Willow Wilson. This was excellent. I just love great world-building (especially when it's done well and is seamlessly part of the story instead of being like that whole first expository chapter) and Wilson and Ward deliver. The society feels on the nose - waiting for that LUX delivery that may bring happiness or renouncing everything and being superior that you walk the path. The illustrations are fantastic - the colors leap off t I didn't know much about this going in besides outer space and G. Willow Wilson. This was excellent. I just love great world-building (especially when it's done well and is seamlessly part of the story instead of being like that whole first expository chapter) and Wilson and Ward deliver. The society feels on the nose - waiting for that LUX delivery that may bring happiness or renouncing everything and being superior that you walk the path. The illustrations are fantastic - the colors leap off the page. It's worth a second read through just to absorb the details of each image. I'm anxious to learn more about Grix and Vess and how they'll muddle through this.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    Obviosly, a post-Saga book that mixes science-fiction with very human (albeit alien) characters. But it's also got a dash of the rebellion of Firefly and the blunt truthtelling of The Expanse. It's a good combination, well-executed on these comic pages. In many ways, this story feels like an introduction, as our two main characters are each cast out of their comfortable lives and sent on a journey together. Is it also a story of their lives together? It's hard to say so far, but it's interesting Obviosly, a post-Saga book that mixes science-fiction with very human (albeit alien) characters. But it's also got a dash of the rebellion of Firefly and the blunt truthtelling of The Expanse. It's a good combination, well-executed on these comic pages. In many ways, this story feels like an introduction, as our two main characters are each cast out of their comfortable lives and sent on a journey together. Is it also a story of their lives together? It's hard to say so far, but it's interesting to see their contrasts. The ending is greatly climactic and then somewhat anti-climactic. A lot of the success of this comic will depend on where it goes next.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Thomas

    Wow. I am now somewhat sorry that I slept on this series when it debuted last year. (Not sorry because I got to binge 5 issues almost in one go.) This is amazing. I love the worldbuilding, both overt and subtle. I love the characters. And I love the art. Christian Ward's space is entirely too colorful, and I LOVE IT. It's like there's a nebula in the background of every other shot, and spaceships and engine trails are all bright and beautiful. I love the aesthetic. The plot that Wilson has laid Wow. I am now somewhat sorry that I slept on this series when it debuted last year. (Not sorry because I got to binge 5 issues almost in one go.) This is amazing. I love the worldbuilding, both overt and subtle. I love the characters. And I love the art. Christian Ward's space is entirely too colorful, and I LOVE IT. It's like there's a nebula in the background of every other shot, and spaceships and engine trails are all bright and beautiful. I love the aesthetic. The plot that Wilson has laid out is just revving up and I am ready to strap in and enjoy the ride.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tasha

    A religious initiate and a freight ship captain mistakenly uncover corruption between a controlling mega corporation and a religious order. The unlikely pair team up together to reveal the conspiracy while on the run from those who would rather see them dead than have the truth revealed. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and I had no doubt that I would. It was fast paced and action packed. This is a series I will be following.

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