Comic Review: Invisible Kingdom #1 (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse brings us the first issue of Invisible Kingdom, and it’s stunning! It’s a Berger Book, one of the Karen Berger-edited imprints from Dark Horse. Written by Hugo Award-winning […]

Dark Horse brings us the first issue of Invisible Kingdom, and it’s stunning!

It’s a Berger Book, one of the Karen Berger-edited imprints from Dark Horse. Written by Hugo Award-winning G. Willow Wilson and illustrated by Christian Ward, this stunning sci-fi adventure beams us lock, stock and barrel into a totally new universe. A new vision of future, space travel, and conflict.

Two women, on opposite ends of the social spectrum, separately uncover a link between organized religion and big business. They are a ‘none’ and a freighter pilot. This sets up the drama and conflict of Invisible Kingdom but scarcely scratches the surface in describing the way this comic unfolds.

I am very impressed by the vision of both writer and artist in bringing us a unique atmosphere and a deeply thought-out set of characters and circumstances. It’s like Blade Runner Revisited or Tron-Meets-Moebius.

Visually captivating, strongly written and powerfully presented.

Dark Horse, Invisible Kingdom #1, $3.99 for 24 pages of story content plus extras. Mature Readers

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Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!