We may not have time to review every book on our pull-lists but we do aim to provide a snapshot of what's been released over the past week, encompassing the good, the bad, and those that lie somewhere in between.
Writer: Rick Remender
Art: Jerome Opena & Matt Hollingsworth
James R: This was a title that looked a must-buy from the off. Any new project from Remender and Opena will always be something special, and the first issue of Seven To Eternity certainly aims for the epic and the spectacular. Set on Zahl, a world where magic is real, Seven To Eternity focuses on Adam Osidis, a man whose family have always resisted the overtures of the powerful Mud King but now finds he is forced to listen to the offer following the death of his father. Firstly, it is absolutely beautiful - Opena is a remarkable artist, and every page of this first issue looks spectacular. Remender repeats the technique he used in the debut issue of Low, immersing us into a fully-realised world but holding back from full explication as to the mechanics of it all. I have to hold up my hand and say that I am not the biggest fan of fantasy or 'magic'-based stories, so this wasn't the instant hit that Black Science was for me on its debut. I will definitely give the second issue a go as the creative team are so good, but this was an interesting rather than a spectacular start. 7/10