A graphic novel that chronicles the tragic romance between Imbohl, the father of the Revolution, and the Goddess Pravda, whose power led him to renowned glory....
|Title||:||The Red Star, Volume 4: Sword of Lies|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
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The Red Star, Volume 4: Sword of Lies Reviews
Love this book. The art is amazing and the story is fun. The fusion of magic and tech is perfect.
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There are some authors that are incredibly slow or just never seem to complete their most popular work. It's sad to say, but Gossett joins the ranks of Martin and Flint, in my opinion. The first 12 issues were published in 2001. Then the others trickled out over the course of years, with the last chapter in this book, published in 2008. The Red Star is an original re-imagination of the old USSR, but where magic and technology have made the empire the powerhouse that it is. Over the course of the series, you learn about the events 100 years earlier, the gods and powers involved, and what that means for the mutineers of the of the skyfurnace R.S.S. Konstantinov. The visuals are excellent. Of course they are. They are composited by Weta, the company that did the special effects for Lord Of The Rings. The writing can sometimes be a mixed bag. There are too many info dumps. Who wants a wall of text to disrupt the art, after all. But, Gossett manages to hit the right notes when needed, especially when dealing with a poignant character death. I'm not sure what is taking Gossett and his crew so long to finish the series, but be aware, if you start this one, you'll be left hanging. It's a beautiful ride, but....
"Red Star" is phenomenal. I think owing to the fact that it took ten years for four graphic novels to come out, the space between each allows for an all around evolution to occur. The stories and characters evolve. The world of the Red Star evolves gain deeper, fertile depths. And the technology that is used to create the composite pages continues to advance by leaps and bounds. It doesn't hurt that Archangel Studios uses the WETA Workshop, famous for their work on the "Lord of the Rings" movies. This book takes us back in time to the People's Revolution and the rise of Imbohl, and grants us a backstage pass to the Power Brokers in the present era who have been running the show after the fall of the Red Republics. I am terrified that another graphic novel will never come out. This is a series I have loved so dearly, for so long and the thought that it won't find resolution truly saddens me.
What great ending to one of the greats comic stories ever written. Truly amazing what this team delivered - included work from Weta team (Lord of the Rings) imagery as well blended into the already known work of the previous team.Recommend for all Comic lovers.
The fourth volume doesn't have the same epic feel as the first couple. I couldn't get into this one as deeply.