The After Realm Quarterly #1

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 5, 2020 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

From Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers and The United States of Murder and writer of Thor: Ragnarok and Red Sonja, comes The After Realm, a new ongoing extra-length quarterly!
In the aftermath of Ragnarok, Oona, an elven ranger, sets out into the post-apocalyptic chaos to discover the fate of the old gods. But first, she must fulfill an oath to a lost friend that could doom what's left of the Nine Realms.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Feb 7, 2020

    This is a flat-out fun story that's accessible for fans of any fantasy realm, whether it's Tolkein or more recent works like Critical Role. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 10, 2020

    I'm definitely in for the long haul on this one and look forward to the second quarter when issue two will be unleashed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 5, 2020

    This is a compelling high fantasy series that's filled with visual delights that lives and breathes. Check this out for a longer form single issue experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Feb 5, 2020

    This is a fun series, one that gently toes the line between the familiar and new, and I look forward to seeing the next installment in a few months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Feb 6, 2020

    Oeming and Soma bring us Norse mythology filtered through young adult themes, and it makes for a compelling series debut. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Feb 5, 2020

    The After Realm Quarterly Issue #1 is an odd but endearing start to a series. There are a few hiccups that keep it from being perfect, but I found it thoroughly enjoyable. This is compounded with the interesting direction that the story takes as it goes on. If you're a fan of Norse mythology, fantasy, or coming of age stories then this one could be a very good fit for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 23, 2021

    I often say that I'm not the biggest fan of Fantasy. It's not that I dislike the genre It's just that most of the material is so front-loaded with lore that it becomes a barrier. There are exceptions. I love Dragon Age, Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite books and films. I've also enjoyed Robert Geronimo's Blood Realm series from Alterna Comics. I feel I can add The After Realm Quarterly to that list.

    The story of The After Realm isn't lore heavy and I never felt overwhelmed by the setting. What Michael and Taki have done is taken the Norse Myth of Ragnorox and used it as a springboard into something really cool and unique within the Fantasy genre.

    The comic opens with our heroine Oona and her best friend more

  • 7.5
    Veido Mar 14, 2020

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