The Necromancer's Map #1
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The Necromancer's Map #1

Writer: Andrea Fort, Michael Christopher Heron Artist: Sam Beck Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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A Songs For The Dead story: Bethany, the necromancer with a heart of gold, and Elissar, her prone-to-brawling companion, are off to find the Covenant--a sanctuary for Bethany's otherwise reviled magic. Unfortunately, their map makes no sense. Seeking the help of a young wizard named Jonas, whose knowledge may unravel the map's secrets, Bethany and Elissar discover a mysterious illness plaguing The Foggard temple, home to the ancient order of mages. Double-unfortunately, Bethany and Elissar are not on the best of terms following the recent and violent encounter at Boulder's Envy.

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Jarred A. Lujn Aug 27, 2019

    After this first issue, youll likely want to go ahead and read the previous series because between Bethany and the Foggards and the complex questions brought on early, youll not want to miss the world this creative team has built. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Aug 28, 2019

    With a strong central cast and excellent art and writing, The Necromancer's Map #1 is a can't-miss first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Aug 26, 2019

    Overall, The Necromancer's Map #1is not the easiest comic to jump into but it is well worth the ride. Fans of high fantasy should absolutely add this to their pull list. And while the genre of fantasy is usually not my cup of tea, I will be waiting on edge for the next issue nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 28, 2019

    While epic fantasy sometimes struggles in the comic format, this type of story is perfect for comics. It helps that Sam Beck's art is absolutely breathtaking"it's warm and expressive but not cartoonish at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Sep 2, 2019

    It's a comic that suffers from a confusing story and too much exposition, but the world-building, artwork, and commitment to breaking traditional fantasy molds make it a worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 30, 2019

    The world feels lived in and as though it has history. There's a bit of information dump and only a modest amount of action, but I think it's promising. Read Full Review

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