Seven Soldiers of Victory: Klarion The Witch Boy #2

Event\Storyline: Seven Soldiers of Victory Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 15, 2005 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
9.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Pursued by the Horigal, Klarion reaches the Foundation Stone--the great underground marker seen in THE MANHATTAN GUARDIAN--only to find the Sheeda and the evil Queen Morgayne waiting for him in the dark, dank tunnels!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 18, 2005

    Even where we to discard this aspect of Klarion the book would stand out as clever masterful storycrafting in the vein of dark fantasy. The dialogue just feels so right for each character, and the plot while simple leaves room for so many ideas. The art by Frazier Irving resembles the careful art noveau illustrations from old childrens novels, and while Klarion seems to be chucking Jack Kirby's contribution to the DC universe. In reality, it does no such thing. We don't know where or when Klarion ends up, and with a little time travel, perfectly in keeping with the idea of exploration and wonderment, Klarion could still end up pestering his "Uncle Jason" as well as the rest of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jun 24, 2005

    If Zatannas adventure shows the appeal of Morrisons cleverly adaptable concept for Seven Soldiers, Klarions tale blasts it into the stratosphere. Theres not a foot placed wrong. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jun 20, 2005

    To my eyes, this is by far the most successful of the Seven Soldiers titles, and one of the best titles Ive read in a long time. Ignore Shakedown to Boogaloo Crisis, this is DCs big event; a solid, superbly crafted comic. They can rape and murder a thousand C-list superheroes, but theyll never produce something as fine as this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 30, 2005

    Frazer Irving is a real discovery as this is my first exposure to his art. My fingers are crossed that I'll be seeing his name on future projects as he has a real good eye when it comes to the more unsettling elements of this story, starting with his work on the opening sequence where Klarion battles the Horigal. The creature is a truly horrifying creation. The art also does a wonderful job with the sequence where Klarion calls upon his army of killers, as how can one not love the panel presenting the character's expression as the man is being torn apart? Speaking of facial expressions, that art also does a wonderful job of conveying Klarion's delight when he discovers that all the stories he's heard about the outside realm were true, from his expression when he discovers there is a world outside Limbo Town to the look of utter amazement when he reaches the top of the subway stairwell. This issue also offers up a great looking cover image, as it's a lovely use of empty space for ma Read Full Review

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