Iscariot #1

Iscariot #1

Writer: Shane-Michael Vidaurri Artist: Shane-Michael Vidaurri Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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What's to Love: If you've read S.M. Vidaurri's first original graphic novel Iron: Or the War After or his issue of Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches, you might understand when we say his watercolor stylings are hauntingly beautiful to look at-they have a soft gentleness to them, yet can convey the most stark of imagery. His new OGN has us completely mesmerized once again, invoking comparisons to the Legends of Korra and the works of Hayao Miyazaki.

What It Is: When Carson, a young girl living with cancer, is bestowed with age-old magic by a rebellious sorcerer named Iscariot, she must navigate her new powers, face the life she had thought she left behind forever, and take on the order of magicians who want to control her destiny. Carson discovers that Iscariot's intentions might not have been as altruistic as it first appeared, and learns the hard way that magic comes at a cost.

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Oct 13, 2015

    S.M. Vidaurri is an exceptional talent in the comic book game right now, crafting stories outside of the classic mould, and doing so using a vibrantly stained palette, a refined narrative cantor and a literally breathtaking artistic drive. If you're looking for true magic in your comics, look no further than Iscariot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jim Taylor Oct 15, 2015

    Despite its story-based shortcomings, 'Iscariot' is an enchanting read and a great showcase for Vidaurri's considerable talent. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Oct 15, 2015

    This was a book I wanted to like a lot more than I did. I think “Iscariot” isexceptionally illustrated and, even now, I just keep flipping through the pages, soaking up Vidaurri's images. The story line itself just feels like it came up short. There's so many interesting ideas and ambitions in this story that it's disappointing it came together so awkwardly. Read Full Review

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