Fans of Japanese and other Asian comics will probably like what he has to offer here. He clearly has an appreciation for the cultural leanings and the formulas used to develop and market such books. Of course, that can be as much of a detriment as it can be a strength. With the third chapter, Babendererde starts loading up the book with new characters and concepts - sidekicks/friends; Civil War ghosts; a lesson in history, faith and mythology. These extraneous elements come along at either awkward or all-too convenient moments in the story, and honestly, I found I didn't care about them. I wanted to get back to the plot and characters that piqued my interest in the first chapter. I also found it odd how Babendererde spent so much time establishing the concept of the seven Soul Chasers and their various powers only to abandon that structure, as well as some of the heroes in the process. Read Full Review
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