Friday, February 19, 2016

Booknote: Shaman

 Ben Khan, Shaman. Philadelphia, PA: Locust Moon Comics, 2015.

(Not able to verify ISBN. One provided on NetGalley and publisher does not match WorldCat record. Someone someplace made an error. Link to publisher).

Genre: graphic novels and comics
Subgenre: fantasy
Format: e-book galley
Source: NetGalley

This story is about the enigmatic mage Shaman, whose task it is to restore life to those who die in battle on both sides of some unnamed conflict that seems to be going on forever. His two sidekicks are a foul-mouthed sorceress and a superhero who decided he's had enough of the superhero stuff.

The volume contains five issues. The stories vary in quality, but they are fun and entertaining overall. Also, we get some guest appearances such as baseball player Babe Ruth, who explains the real deal with the Curse of the Bambino. The last issue in the volume features a family reunion of sorts that ties things nicely. Overall, the volume has some good pacing, colorful art, and some humor to round it out. I definitely enjoyed it overall, though it may be a bit "out there" for some readers. I still recommend it.

4 out of 5 stars.

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