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Monday, 12 April 2021

Hexagon Comics - GALAOR, WARRIOR OF MÛ



7x10 squarebound comic, 

68 pages 

color
ISBN-13: 978-1-61227-871-1 

US$19.95 - GBP £12.99

https://www.hexagoncomics.com/shop-galaor-warrior-of-mu.html


Contents:
- THE ISLE OF DOOM by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Alfredo Macall; colors by Anthony Dugenest & Studio Cirque.
- THE ORIGINS OF GALAOR: WARRIOR OF MÛ by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Oliver & Stephan Peru; colors by Anthony Dugenest & Studio Cirque
- LAGRID, PRINCESS OF MÛ by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Philip Xavier; colors by Oliver & Stephan Peru.

Galaor de Montbars, Musketeer of French King Louis XIII, is forced to flee France because of the schemes of the sinister Cardinal de Richelieu. Later, he is transported far into the past, to the legendary fifth planet Mû, the destruction of which produced the Asteroid Belt. On this world steeped in legends, rich in treasures, a cosmic crossroad where the gods of the past and the men of the future clash, Galaor fights the undead armies of Lord Kesh, the witches of the Isle of Doom, and other dark forces that threaten the Topaz Throne of Empress Nikkan...

Two sagas of sword & sorcery written by Jean-Marc Lofficier and illustrated by Alfredo Macall and Philip Xavier, plus a retelling of Galaor's origins by Stephan & Oliver Peru. Foreword by Jean-Marc Lofficier.

Another sword and sorcery with small sci fi taster and I thought it was very apt that Comic XRays video yesterday looked at Wampus since one of the baddies in this book is a wampus -Hexagon has published its original Wampus book https://www.hexagoncomics.com/shop-wampus-1.html

The Isle of Doom uses some very vibrant colours at just the right points to great effect and, of course, it co-stars Futura who I first came across in the Strangers mini series published by Image Comics which, I ought to point out, has also been released as a collected series
https://www.hexagoncomics.com/shop-strangers-1-strangers-in-a-strange-land.html  Seeing Futura in this was a bonus and, again, the book has more mature scenes.

Galaor's origin is fast paced enough but I think, for me, the all out winner in this book has to be Lagrid Princess of Mu. The art is great and the colour work cannot be faulted and is on a par with the quality you expect from Cinebook. 

There is no question of the packaging and printing being anything but top quality and each story begins to fill in gaps and help build a universe that I hope is going to be around for a very long time to come. Recommended

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