REVIEW: 'Starhenge: The Dragon and the Boar' #1 by Liam Sharp

 


STARHENGE: THE DRAGON AND THE BOAR #1
Writer: Liam Sharp
Artist: Liam Sharp
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: July 6, 2022
Cover Price: $3.99

MINISERIES PREMIERE

Revered creator LIAM SHARP cuts loose in his visually stunning six-issue masterpiece, STARHENGE, BOOK ONE! A future Merlin travels to 5th-century Britain to prevent monstrous time-traveling killer robots from robbing the universe of magic, and Amber Weaver's lively present-day narrative reveals how she becomes drawn into a war across time!

The Terminator meets The Green Knight in 30 enthralling story pages, setting the scene for this original epic inspired by the Arthurian sagas!

Score:

★★★★ (4/5)

QUICK REVIEW: 'Starhenge' is a breathtaking labor of love for writer and artist Liam Sharp. Going in, I knew it would look amazing, and Sharp doesn't disappoint with some of the most stunning visuals you'll find in comics. The talented creative promised a mix of science fiction, magic, and Arthurian mythos for this limited series and the debut issue touches on all of that with uneven results. It'll take a couple reads to get on Sharp's frequency but it's worth it to linger on the dreamy intricate designs on the page. It's told in a few different ways with different narrators which lend to the confusion at times but Sharp does introduce the characters and the situations that are vital going forward. The tonal shifts at times can be stark and it's not your typical linear storytelling so it's important to pay attention to the nuances that make up the bigger story. It's hard not to indulge in gawking at the panels though. Sharp's ethereal designs are gorgeous, full of depth and detail that elevates the issue. 'Starhenge' is an immersive experience full of exquisite art and a classic story reimagined through a magical sci-fi lens. Enthralling to be sure if not a little confusing but worth the trip. 


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