Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Christian Ward
Letterer: Sal Cipriano
Books like Invisible Kingdom #3 are the reason we love comics; A story abundant in heart coupled with breathtaking visuals. Issue 3 tells a tale of two very unlikely allies who may very well be each other’s only savior. Grix, the captain of the Sundog, who’s crew is on the run, and Vess, a disenchanted acolyte who encounters information that causes her to question everything she has ever known.
G. Willow Wilson crafts an engaging and emotional tale in issue #3. Both Grix and Vess have to put everything on the line and make difficult choices. however it isn’t just the nature of those choices that makes the story so good, it’s the way in which Wilson shows us how the characters come to make those particular choices. Wilson does an excellent job at showing us what’s really at stake and capturing that feeling of having to make a choice despite not truly knowing if it is the right one.
Christian Ward’s art is nothing short of awe inspiring. I found myself taking moments to just look at the gorgeous scenery throughout the book; portrayed with a bright and colorful paint like style. The bright colors and large scale really does this epic space fantasy justice and makes the comic that much more engaging. The art is also complemented well by the lettering as the pages that have the most scenery have the least amount of dialogue. The lettering in the book is not intrusive and let’s the art really be appreciated.
The creative team on this book are hitting on all cylinders and I can’t recommend this book enough