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‘Zinnober #1’ (review)

Zinnober #1
Written by Ralf Singh &
Thorsten Brochhaus
llustrated by Ralf Singh
Published by Scout Comics
In Stores 6/27/18 / $3.99


This is a really cool comic that I’m interested to see where it goes. I love the film Reign Of Fire (which has similar themes) so

I instantly took to this book. Hey, if anything has to do with a dragon apocalypse I’m there in an instant.

The main character of this book is Claire. She had her entire family slaughtered by the dragons. So, there is only one thing left to do: Kill all the dragons!

It’s a little tougher to do than you think. The book’s opening scene has Claire and a colleague on a rescue mission to save a dog. Claire jumps into action knowing it’s a trap. Then she gets surrounded.

All hope seems lost, until a huge goddamn dragon comes out of nowhere and saves Claire indirectly.

And it’s at that moment we see the size of the dragons.

Singh can draw dragons. Man, can he ever. He draws like its a life long passion of his. They’re terrifying. The whole scene that follows is a nicely drawn sequence that is thrilling. As a bonus, he can also draw people getting taken out by the dragons really well!

That also leads to the only problem of the issue: There’s only one action scene. Though it’s a good one, the rest of the issue is set up. It’s intriguing enough for me to want to read more and see where it goes. Brochhaus and Singh know how to make the set up interesting and not just a series of talking heads.

What ends up happening next is that Claire meets up with Andrew. He has a theory about stopping the dragons.

The series seems to be headed in that direction. I can’t wait to see the action I feel is coming to this title.

The art is excellent and fluid. The character designs are excellent and Singh is a natural storyteller. Like I said earlier though, he draws incredible dragons. And I love that.

I’m looking forward to picking up this series and seeing how it develops. For right now, it’s got an excellent beginning and It could turn out to be a sleeper.



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