Seven Soldiers of Victory: Klarion The Witch Boy #1
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Seven Soldiers of Victory: Klarion The Witch Boy #1

Event\Storyline: Seven Soldiers of Victory Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 20, 2005 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Klarion and his cat familiar Teekl have been handpicked as potential recruits to the Submissionary Order. But Klarion's nature is to rebel against the powers-that-be, which isn't a good idea in such a tightly controlled society--one in which people who don't conform are swiftly judged and burned at the stake!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - James Redington Apr 24, 2005

    Wow is all I can say I have been impressed so far with the Seven Soldiers comics, but this is the first one that has truly blown me away on art and story. So its 4BULLETS for the art and 4BULLETS for the story can I have 8 bullets? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 24, 2005

    Zombies: The true zombies created through biochemical means based upon the poison tetrodotoxin found in various marine life are victims of a criminal act that places them in coma-like states. Upon awakening, the cultural influences combined with the damage to their brains makes them easy prey to cultists who usually force them into slave labor--a use that Morrison employs in Klarion. The mining scenes are very reminiscent of the Hammer classic Plague of Zombies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Apr 24, 2005

    As for the story itself, small community ruled through religious fear, elders hiding a secret about the outside world, teenager bravely rebels and finds the truth. Its The Village meets The Crucible. But its done very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 24, 2005

    Thanks to a few useful allies (a sympathetic Father, his cat Teekl), Klarion has an edge on the other kids. But also thanks to his own innate cleverness, hes more prepared than others when real true evil rears its deadly and hideous head. Good cliffhanger, and yet another example of Morrison creating his own self-contained multi-title crisis with help only from some of the best artists around. If DC was only Vertigo, this is how it would look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Apr 24, 2005

    Klarion is a very strange comic, but its wonderfully written and drawn, and is very intriguing. Of the four first issues so far of the Seven Soldiers series, its my favorite. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 3, 2005

    This is the first time I'm come across Frazer Irving's work and I have to say it's a prefect match for the material, as the dark, decidedly dreary nature of Klarion's world is extremely well realized. This community looks like it was designed by Tim Burton, and there's numerous unsettling visual elements that the art does a lovely job visually presenting to the reading audience, such as the deeply disturbing sequence where the dead are transformed into a slave race. There's also a great panel that sets Kalrion apart from the community with the crowd completely caught up in the impassioned speech of the town leader, while Klarion's expression remains quite dubious about the experience. In fact the only real quibble that I would make about the art is that it could've done a better job of selling the idea that Klarion was viewing the secret meeting through his cat's eyes, as the idea wasn't presented all that clearly, and I didn't pick up on it until the second reading. Read Full Review

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