Helm Greycastle #1

Writer: Henry Barajas Artist: Rahmat Handoko, Bryan Valenza Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
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New Latinx fantasy by HENRY BARAJAS, author of the critically acclaimed LA VOZ DE M.A.Y.O.: TATA RAMBO! The last dragon prince has been abducted-kept prisoner by an unknown threat: AZTEC MEXICA! Helm Greycastle and his outsider comrades are here to save the prince-but are recruited by a resistance plotting to overthrow Montezuma. Will Greycastle help save the people of MEXICA...or rescue the dragon prince and flee?
  
BONUS! HELM GREYCASTLE #1 includes a Latinx one-shot RPG (5E compatible) written by TRISTAN J. TARWATER (Rolled & Told) and art by JEN VAUGHN.

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Apr 30, 2021

    Helm Greycastle presents us with a brand new world influenced by Mexica/Aztec world culture! Great new work with a good cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Apr 29, 2021

    "Helm Greycastle" #1 sets the stage for the epic adventure to come with an array of standout characters, lots of intrigue and brilliant artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 28, 2021

    Helm Greycastle has a few plot and art challenges, but the freshness of the fantasy setting still easily makes it worth checking out for genre fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek'd Out - Michael Thao Apr 28, 2021

    Most people will be very familiar with the sword and sorcery found in Helm Greycastle. However, I suspect many will be unfamiliar with Mesoamerican history and culture, myself included. This is where Helm Greycastle succeeds in its first issue. Pencils and colors by Handoko and Valenza, respectively, breath a lot of life into the clashing characters and cultures. Seriously, those obsidian-bladed maces are something I want to use in my own D&D game. Fortunately, future issues seem to be promising a stronger focus on the Mesoamerican aspect. The book also comes with a free D&D 5th edition one-shot for all you tabletop nerds (I say that last part out loud as I look into a mirror). But if you're looking for a new perspective on the standard western high fantasy setting, then Helm Greycastle #1may be worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nine Panel Press - Hank Rea Apr 28, 2021

    'Helm Greycastle' #1 is an ambitious fantasy series incorporating traditional swords and sorcery with Mesoamerican folklore. It stumbles out out of the gate with plotlines that just need some refinement and context. There's enough here to glean for what's sure to become one big sprawling adventure pitting one kingdom versus another. It's a fresh fantasy series set in a world we haven't been seen enough of.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Apr 28, 2021

    Helm Greycastle #1is a visually stunning book with an interesting premise, but it can't quite capture the promise of its pitch. I highly recommend fans play the "Sacred Armor" RPG that is attached to the book or watch Onyx Equinox if they are looking for a series that lives up to its promise of bringing Mesoamerican myth to life. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 28, 2021

    You may not stay for the comic, but it's certainly worth coming for the D&D adventure notes in Helm Greycastle. Read Full Review

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