Saturday, July 4, 2015

Book Review: Four Eyes Volume 1: Forged in Flame (Remastered) by Joe Kelly

I want to read more comics/graphic novels. I keep saying to myself you love art so much you HAVE to start it now. Well when I saw this on *Netgalley I was transfixed by the cover. I just HAD to check it out.

Four Eyes tells the story of a young boy name Enrico. Taking place in an alternate 1930's, his father is a dragon hunter. When his father dies one day Enrico and his mother are left to fend for themselves. Enrico is exposed to the world of dragon fighting and is soon well over his head.

I was so in love with this! I didn't want to stop reading and soaking in the incredible artwork. The story line was captivating. I don't even know where to start because I'm fangirling it hardcore right now. I mean literally I thought that this was one of the best comics I've ever read. Now to be fair I haven't read very many but it doesn't matter. I could read comic like this all day every day.

The plot was interesting and I love that the main character was a little boy forced to be the man of the house. I love that he is stubborn and has tons of courage but at the same time he is full of heart and cares very deeply for his mom. Him mom is not the best but you can tell she is struggling to do the best that she can.

The art in this...OH MY GOD! This perhaps more than anything has me squirming with delight. It's the tiny details that get to me such as one of the pictures of Enrico shows one of his shoelaces untied. Such a minor thing but it made it all the more powerful and totally gave a complete picture of a little boy trying to make in an adult world.

I tried to see if there were any more in the series but so far from what I've seen there was just Volume 1. If I find out more were done I'm totally there!

With out a doubt this was solid 5 out of 5!!!!!!!!

*I recieved a review copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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