Comic Recommendation – THE AUTUMLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW

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If you’re a comic book fan like me, you have two major problems. The first being that you spend too much money on your current comic runs, and the second being that you are always wondering if there is an new run you should start. Well let me assure you fellow comic fans, you are not alone. But – despite these ongoing problems (which we will not address today) I implore you that if you are wondering if there are new runs you should start, let Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw satiate your hunger.

Marvels and Astro City writer Kurt Busiek returns to Image Comics with rising-star artist Ben Dewey for an all-new ongoing series! This delightful fantasy comic can be only described as Conan meets Game of Thrones meets Kamandi in an original epic story for mature readers. Follow along as a secret conclave of wizards brings a legendary champion back through time to save the world, with disastrous consequences.

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The story is mainly set around our unbecoming hero Dunstan as he watches his world around him change and be manipulated by Wizards who think they understand the fate of their future. Wizards who have long been lost in tradition and bureaucracy reign supreme. There are councils that mandate the comings and goings of classes, trade, and the use of magic. Magic, you see, is a commodity. And unfortunately for their world, magic is being depleted at an alarming rate. And one day – a day that could never be imagined, a group of wizards ruined everything.

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Autumlands: Tooth & Claw is a fantastical imaginary feat. From the beginning you are drawn into Dunstan’s story, and the comings and goings of all those around him. You accept the dire need for magic and drastic measures the wizards take within the world Busiek created. And Dewey’s artwork is nothing short of magical. Deep and detailed images surround this newly minted comic. You will be sucked into this fantasy world as quickly as a Dyson vacuum sucks dirt from a carpet. And you will not be disappointed.

Currently there are only 5 issues, so if you start now, you won’t be too far behind. And my guess is that once you pick this up, you will then revert to the first problem that I mentioned at the beginning of this post: spending too much money on current comic runs. But in this case – it is well worth a little dent in the wallet.

 

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