Balkans Arena #1

Balkans Arena #1

Writer: Philippe Thirault Artist: Jorge Miguel Publisher: Humanoids Publishing Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $24.95 Critic Reviews: 3
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Ex-soldier, and widower, Frank Sokol must face the ghosts of the past when he returns to his native Croatia with his Canadian-born 11-year-old son, Ben. But when Ben is kidnapped, Frank will be forced to mend deep-seated familial wounds, and resort to his military training to get him back. Nothing will prepare him for what his search for his boy will uncover. This original, fast-paced, and visceral tale, written by Philippe Thirault (Miss: Better Living Through Crime) and drawn by Jorge Miguel (The Z Word), catapults us deep into the seedy underworld of a country whose violent past still echoes into a fractured present.

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 3, 2016

    You can probably decide for yourself if this is a book for you. It's not really a genre specific book nor does it have something that I can equate it to. It is in a lot of ways a family drama with some very dark elements. I'm glad to have read it and that Humanoids published it because it's not a story most American publishers would take a chance on and that's a shame because it really is story worth reading and sharing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Sep 16, 2015

    I liked this book, and I would feel fine telling almost any comic fan to read it. It's a strong story, with solid art, and I think even if you're not into stories about Croatian ex-military, there's still something in that for almost every one. Books like this approach the level of great literature, and even if they don't fit your normal genre, they are still readable and enjoyable. I might not always call it entertaining, but engaging, interesting, worthy? Absolutely. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Sep 9, 2015

    "Balkans Arena" is a solid dramatic tale that focuses on the right themes and doesn't bombard us with gratuitous violence. Thirault and Miguel tell a human tale, flaws and all. Read Full Review

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