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 not so good, and those that lie somewhere in between.
Writer: David Hine & Brian Haberlin
Art: Brian Haberlin & Geirrod Van Dyke
Jo S: Gorgeous world-building and lush artwork abound in this new outset from Image, which begins with what feels like an epic story of pioneering colonists on a strange planet, vying for resources with rivals from other world. Haberlin has totally gone to town in creating thermasaurs (a flying dinosaur you can ride), giant airships and huge sleeping monsters, with a level of scale and detail which must have taken forever to produce. Hine hasn't been sitting back and letting the art do the work, mind: his characterisation is superb, initially setting our hero Sonata and her people as sympathetic and optimistic, with their competitors as selfish and grasping, but then breaking down those absolutes to show a more subtle range of motivation. With a terrifying cliffhanger and a number of intriguing elements hinted at but yet to be explored, I'll be very much looking forward to issue #2. 8/10