Review by: Neb

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Up until, I don’t know, maybe a year ago, I had no idea who the Luna Brothers.  But I’ve heard whispers about them.  Things about their talent.  Things about their books.  And, well, things about a series filled with naked girls.  Or at least, that’s what people were saying.  So, when The Sword first launched I was intrigued by it.  Here was this new book from the Luna Brothers.  The famed Luna Brothers, might I add.  So I picked it up, on a whim more than anything and was completely blown away.

It’s not really their art style.  While I enjoy the clean lines, the subdued coloring and such, it really isn’t all that “wow” to me.  I know people are big fans, but they merely register a “meh” in my book.  What blew me away about this story was the concept.  This concept of an all powerful sword that people are after.  The Dungeons and Dragons side me bought into this I know.  But when I opened the book and saw that the main character was in a wheelchair, I thought, “Now, this is going to be interesting.”  And you know what, it was.  It was really interesting.  Cut to last issue, the heroine, Dara, is captured by a secret government agency.  They have the sword, and she is strapped into a chair.  And that was just the first page.  I had to wonder, “How the hell is she getting out of that one?” 

And that’s what the Luna Brothers have been doing with this series.  They’ve been amping up the storyline with each and every issue, placing the characters in situations that have you constantly wondering what’s going to happen next.  It’s unbelievable that such a simple concept has me drooling from the get go.  Honestly, I am this book’s bitch.

This issue slows down the tempo a bit, but for good reason.  It explains just what the hell is going on.  And you know what?  It’s unbelievably compelling.  I’m so sold on this world that I want to know how this sword came to be and who the mysterious villians are.  And at the end of the book, I was excited.  I wanted to see Dara get these bastards. And I want to know how and if she’s going to do it. 

The Luna Brothers deserve their rabid fans.  They have the pacing and style of the book so well focused that you can’t help but love it.  And I actually really love the art in this book.  The depection of violence and the subtle character moments are simply wonderful.  My only real complaint is that I wished they had a bit more facial variety when it came to the characters.  For example, 3 of the 4 villains look almost exactly the same.  It’s a nitpick, and a slight one.  But it’s still very good overall.

If you haven’t been picking up this book, now’s as good a time as any. This issue is a crash course into what’s going on, and should be perfect for newbs.  Be warned:  You may experience extreme inpatience waiting for the next one.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. Hmm I’m intruiged.  I had heard a little bit about this book here and there, but really only that it was good.  Any DND fan says it’s good I’ll have to at least take a look at it.

    Great Review as usual Neb! 

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