Dragonsblood #2

Dragonsblood #2 coverSigurd’s tale lives again in Dragonsblood #2. It’s a four issue miniseries. Do you need to more?

Maybe you do.

Dragonsblood PART 2 OF 4
Written by NICK BERMEL
Penciled and inked by JASON MUHR
Colored by MAXFLAN ARAUJO
Lettered by KURT HATHAWAY
Published by Zenescope Entertainment Inc.

Synopsis: The Dragon is slain. Sigurd now lies exhausted from his injuries. Before him looms a vision of Valhalla, his home, his family. Then… he mutates into the dragon and kills them all!

Luckily, it’s only a vision. Right?

During his recovery from the fight in his glossy village, Sigurd is called on to travel to a nearby village and defend it from the barbarian Bloodaxe. The plot is very introspective. Sigurd is tortured by a voice in his mind. Vivid images of battle strike him periodically with such intensity that he is brought to his knees, signaling a lingering frailty.

Cue the black woman in the village. Since there is are token black characters, I’m going to ask it. Why are there black people in Viking villages? How did they get there? And underwear? Cotton boxers. I bet they have flat screen TVs, too.

My clever deduction is that there’s a little bit of Xena in Dragonsblood. Once you accept it, you enjoy it. Like Xena and Hercules only the most bare bones of present-day dialogue are provided. I feel that decision by Bermel hurts an otherwise fine comic.

Art-wise, this is crisp commercial looking work by Muhr and Araujo. Maybe just a tad too polished. It’s okay to look lived-in as Dragonsblood invokes a little bit of nostalgia for World of Warcraft. Even the battlegrounds appear idyllic.

I’m giving it 3½ stars of 5.

Look for it in your local comic shop or go online.

Lonnie Webb

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.

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