Writer: Brian Wood
Artwork: Mack Chater
Colour: Jose’ Villarrubra
Lettering: Nate Piekos of Blambot
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Synopsis: Setting: Norway, 991 AD. A young girl named Elizabeth finally sees her father awaken for the first time in 10 years after losing the rest of her family and village. Now, they are on mission of vengeance against The Forty Swords, as they set off to seek revenge and begin to rebuild the time they missed out on in developing their relationship.
Review: Right from the first frame Sword Daughter caught my interest. 12 year old Elizabeth’s narration of events past and present has a haunting quality to it. The narration, plus her communication with her father gives the feeling that Elizabeth has many thoughts and contemplation happening in her mind. One of my favourite parts of this is the literally picturesque dialogue Elizabeth uses. Instead of words with detailed responses, pictures are used, while proving the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is more than just a cliche. The story line of Elizabeth and Dag’s past immediately gets to reader to care about the characters and want more of the story. It’s apparent by Elizabeth’s reactions that she has learned to rely on her survival instincts over the years. It will be interesting to see how the story develops.
I give this 5 Stars!!!
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