Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #1

Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #1

Event\Storyline: Book Of Death Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A special BOOK OF DEATH retailer incentive! The true history and lineage of the Geomancers - revealed here in an all-new series of never-before-seen stories from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and artist Juan Jose Ryp (Ghosted) that won't be collected for the trade paperback!

Out of the pages of BOOK OF DEATH, the genesis of the very first Geomancer and the sacred pact that swore them to the service of the Earth can finally be told…but, with it too, the source of the divine mysteries that have haunted their line for centuries.

Has their mission redeemed or corrupted the world that followed in their wake…and will the ultimate secrets of the Geomancers' book doom us all in the end?

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 15, 2015

    Book of Death Legends of Geomancer #1is an entertaining start that introduces exciting characters while making the story connected to them feel pertinent to current events. And the artwork is phenomenal. I've been looking forward to seeing more about the Geomancers and this origin story is definitely on the right track. Anni is a well-rounded, and feisty character, and her interaction with Padda shows another side that has potential. There's plenty of action and the explosive ending has me excited for what's to come.I don't know what Nergal's true motivations are but I'm hooked to this series and can't wait to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Jul 14, 2015

    The first issue of this monthly series is out on the 15th of July. If you get a chance to read Book Of Death: Legends Of The Geomancer #1, then take it. This is a beautiful comic that deserves your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Jul 13, 2015

    Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer #1 explores the origin behind one of the Valiant Universes most powerful legacies. The immersion into the Geomancer world and the epic quality of the tale promise to make this series into a legend of its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jul 15, 2015

    Compelling but inessential is perhaps the best way to describe Legends of the Geomancer. Though it may prove otherwise, the story shares little with the main Book of Death series other than its title. But taken on its own, Legends of the Geomancer captivates. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Jul 14, 2015

    Though the choice to make Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer a 1:25 incentive may lead to less people picking it up, it's well worth it if you've been looking forward to the event. Giving an intriguing look into the history of the Geomancer, whilst having a gripping narrative, this is the perfect companion to Valiant's latest event, giving extra depth to the main series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jul 15, 2015

    This mini series of books is geared to promote the ongoing Valiant crossover and in some cases, publishers only pay lip service to the demand of the readership. Valiant has gone the complete opposite direction, having some of their strongest talent work on this, which if you are cynically minded, could be seen as just an advert. Valiant are giving their readers the ultimate respect by having such strong book compliment themain story. This is the first issue and such, don't expect all your questions to be answered. Instead, enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Jul 15, 2015

    Legends of the Geomancer #1 is a solid debut for this new mini-series, but sadly is far from a must-buy. The main character of Anni is interesting, and I look forward to seeing if she has any connection with the modern-day Valiant Universe. However, the other characters at this point are very bland, and the story itself doesn't quite hook you in enough to warrant much excitement for issue two. Those only interested in the series due to it sharing a title with Valiant's blockbuster 2015 event need not apply, as the connection to the main storyline is almost non-existent in this issue. Meanwhile, those enticed by the book's cover should be warned that not one of the three characters featured on it appear in this issue. Ultimately, I'd say this issue is only for devoted Valiant fans, or those with a specific interest in the origins of the Geomancer. If you identify as either of those, then this issue may well be one to watch. Read Full Review

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