Birthright #13

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Andrei Bressan Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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The battle between Mikey and the deadly Sameal erupts in Chicago, while the remaining war criminals of Terenos close in on the Rhodes family.
Plus, a new "Hero's Journey" variant by Daniel Warren Johnson!

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 13, 2016

    Birthright #13 finds a great balance between action and emotion. Things got personal for Mikey and those are the moments you never overlook since that is when his defenses are at their lowest. He's vulnerable, and that's where we learn more than we would have when he was trying to save face. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    We The Nerdy - Henry Wong Jan 18, 2016

    I have high hopes for the rest of this comic, and I look forward to following up on its wonderfully plotted course. The art work and writing have been superb so far, and there have not been any scenes that were explicitly filler. This week's issue has also set a nice precedent for what we should expect in future battle-oriented issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project Fandom - Michael James Feb 1, 2016

    This is a very good issue with an epic battle with our "hero" seemingly being defeated" again. We get a glimpse into what happened at the end and how Lore convinced Mikey into allowing the "Nevermind" into him. We also get Mikey's mindset as to why he wants to find the mages and kill them all. Other chess pieces were placed on the board, like Agent Kylen and his plan to capture Mikey and find out why he became an agent of Lore. And finally who is Mastema and what will happen to Wendy and Rya? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jan 14, 2016

    Birthright #13 both advances the story and features the titles best action sequence in both script and art. During the battle, Sameals blades trigger a flurry of images that depict the boy Mikey once was, scared and crying in the woods. Intriguingly, the creators include one image here that had not been shown before, and it provides a glimpse into what may have happened the day he attempted to take on the God King Lore. The brief panel, along with another solid cliffhanger will have readers clamoring for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 14, 2016

    The last issue of Birthright did well in moving the overarching story back in the right direction, but the overall sense of narrative momentum remains a work in progress. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Jan 20, 2016

    I binged the first handful of issues of this book, because I love Josh Williamson’s work so I thought I would give this book a shot. I hadn’t been too big into the fantasy side of comics, so I wasn’t sure I was even going to like this book at all. But after thirteen issues, I can safely say that I look forward to this book coming out every month. The artwork is really solid, and this issue is no exception. The fight scene in this issue was so visually engaging, that I found myself taking SO LONG to read this book, because I was just pouring over each page and finding little things each time that drew my eye. I think that there is still a lot that this book has yet to reveal about what is REALLY going on, and from my point of view, there is no plan to quickly spill all the beans. I liked the fun moment with Mikey’s baby momma and his ACTUAL momma having a pseudo-bonding moment; which was pretty abruptly ended (which is a common occurrence in this book- things jump around a lot, which is to be expected with 3 current storylines, plus lots of flashbacks from two different worlds). This book has a lot to offer readers who aren’t just looking for a standard “high fantasy” book, because there is a lot more to this book than just orcs and some evil wizard-y overlord. The first two collected trades are out and have the first ten issues in them, so you could get caught up on this book pretty quickly and easily. So definitely check this book out. The first volume is the standard $10 Image volume, so it is not a big investment to give this book a shot.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Mar 11, 2016

    Fighting issue. The fight is given enough space to breath and take up most of the issue, which works well.

  • 10
    Redeadhood Jan 27, 2016

  • 8.5
    Veido Jan 14, 2016

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Feb 3, 2016

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