Though the future boasts endless technological wonders, only a very few can afford access to them. As a new virus rages through the rich and poor, threatening all of humanity, a warrior is awakened to stop the evil puppeteers behind it all! Centuries after her ancestor and namesake fought for China, a new Mulan has been chosen by the ancient Chinese immortals in a final battle for the world!
No disrespect to all you raving fans, but move out of the way Disney. This is definitely not the animated movie that many of you have seen. I actually have not, and rather enjoyed reading the launch issue of Mulan: Revelations as my first experience with her.
This drastically different telling begins in old China right in the middle of a fierce battle. Spirit type beings referred to as The Immortals perform some sort of spell to save one warrior, of course being Mulan. Whether it was to ensure her reincarnation, or immortality is hard to say, as we jump all the way to her living in futuristic China 2125. There is a new virus which attacks only those with tech implants, and apparently her blood is the cure.
The art we saw with this first book is a very interesting style, especially for the setting. The colors throughout look more like traditional paints, mixed in with the occasion hard pencil lines. All this placed within a sci-fi world makes for a really neat look that I can’t recall seeing before.
As the DH summary states, this is a cool blend of “Chinese martial arts and futuristic cyberpunk”. If that doesn’t sell you, then I can only suggest that you go out and buy a copy for yourself. I’m pretty sure you will not be disappointed with this intriguing new title.
For more on Mulan: Revelations or other Dark Horse Titles, check out Dark Horse Comics.
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.