Alright folks, it’s been awhile since my last review (you know how tricky space-time can be) and so what better way to start us off than with another masterfully crafted tale by Pat Shand? Published by Zenescope, the series is called Quest; a story about four hapless warriors who are sent on a journey to find the one item that can dispel the evil that is plaguing the realm of Myst. However, is it truly what they seek, or is it all a setup? Peril and danger await our heroes as they set forth on a grand adventure that only Zenescope could tell.
The realm of Myst has been thrown into turmoil after The Council had been taken down by the Dark Horde. Now evil plagues the land and The Temple of the High Council has become its focal point. These are dark times indeed. Enter Blake, a former knight of Wonderland, Bolder, a hearty dwarven warrior, Druanna, a goddess once known as Gaia, and the mysterious Princess Aisling. At the behest of Druanna the group sets out on a journey that she believes could dispel the evil from Myst once and for all.
The fantasy adventure story. The genre where geeks of old herald from. Very little satisfies more than reading a tale of danger and heroism combined with knights, magic and princesses. Pat Shand has delivered just such a story with this new series from Zenescope. With this first issue alone, we get to see the makings of an epic fantasy in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings, or the Inheritance Cycle (for you younger readers out there). If you haven’t figured it out by now, I really enjoyed this first book of the series. As a big fan of the fantasy genre, this issue really kept me interested. Plus it’s a nice diversion away from the norm of the Grimm Fairy Tale universe (also a logical one given the group of characters that are usually dealt with). Pat Shand has done it again with this one. With great works such as the Robyn Hood and Unleashed series under his belt, I’m looking forward to where this adventure takes our cadre of companions. And although this is a mixed art team (you should all know my feelings on that subject by now), I must commend the quality of the line work of Sergio Osuna and David T. Cabrera. They’ve got a nice, modern comic style with just that hint of the old fantasy style. Suits this series perfectly. And let’s not forget the fantastic colors by Francesca Zambon, that really make these pages pop. All-in-all, the beginning of another great series from Zenescope.
Once again I’ve run into a series that I had no problems with. The writing and art really work well together and the overall concept is a great one. So, without nit-picking through the story I give this one the thumbs up and the map at the end is a nice touch too.
Steel your hearts and sharpen your blades because you’re now on the journey of a lifetime. Quest will take you to the far reaches of Myst and down to its darkest depths in order to win back its former glory. If you're looking for excitement and adventure, look no further, as Quest will deliver all that and more. Don’t worry though, no quests will be necessary to make it to your local comic shop (unless you live out in the middle of nowhere). Take heed! We leave at dawn! For more information about this issue, please visit the Zenescope website, or the Zenescope Facebook page.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.