Comic Review: Skylin – Old Remants

Skylin: Old Remnants is the first issue of a fantasy indie comic by authors Frederick Packard and Joshua Valliere and illustrator Adam Cozart. I was offered the comic by their imprint Charon Comics and was intrigued by the first glance at the cover, but a pretty cover does not a good comic make. Lucky for me, the first issue of Skylin doesn’t disappoint

Skylin introduces us the world of Berengia and starts with a little history of the realm and the Demon King, but the focus of the story is Skylin, our young heroine of the story and a servant. Right from the start we know there will be more to her story, but I liked that it was a slow introduction.

The style and the artwork of the world of Skylin is simple, but beautiful. The use of colors, make the story come to live. It’s not overly detailed, but that gives it a whimsical feel and I have to say I loved it. This from someone who is very criticals of the comics she reads.

I found that the authors and the illustrator did a good job between the story and the artwork. Right from the start you are drawn into it and the art makes the story come to life. There is a balance between the art/panels and the story itself.

This first issue is a good start of the series that gives a little background, but goes straight into the story. My complaint? It was way too short! I need more!

Skylin: Old Remants Book Cover Skylin: Old Remants
Frederick Packard, Joshua Valliere , Adam Cozart (illustrator)
Charon Comics
April 17, 2017
A copy was provided by the publisher

Long ago, the six nations fell victim to the ruthless tyranny of the Demon King and his Serpen. He burned all who opposed him and spared few. With little hope for liberation, nobles from each nation journeyed to an ancient floating city where they pleaded to the Spirits for help. Six warriors, one from each nation, were granted a powerful Serpen of their own, which they used to defeat the Demon King.

Many centuries have passed and the tradition continues as the fifty year life cycle of the Serpens will be renewed with a new generation of Serpens and riders. Young nobles from every nation will, once again, travel to the floating city with the hope of leading the world in peace.

Princess Carly, being the only noble of proper age from her nation, has prepared her entire life to become a Serpen Rider. Accompanied by the Royal guard and her handmaiden, Skylin, she sets out on the long road with glory on her mind. However, powerful forces are emerging from the shadows and seek a dark future for the world.

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