Sexica and her Werewolf boyfriend run into trouble on their way to the Whaling wall while Nura keeps running into different versions of the man she was sent to kill.
It’s a blast from the past as the original five students of Professor X – Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast – are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But what they find, the state that their future selves are in and the state of Xavier’s dream, is far from the future they dreamed of. And how will the X-Men of the present deal with their past coming crashing forward?
Throughout the ages, the gods of the Marvel Universe have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. NOW! the Mighty Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future selves. The only hope for these ravaged worlds lies with the God of Thunder unraveling the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher!
Kazu Kibuishi’s all ages series Amulet has been a high stakes, engaging, fantasy adventure from the start. His readers are used to multifaceted characters, magical action sequences, and pages of beautiful art. I am happy to say that the fifth installment, Prince of the Elves, delivers more of the same. Only this time the stakes are higher, the danger is more immediate, and the scale is grander.
The series tells the story of Emily and Navin, siblings who find themselves in a magical world in the midst of a war. Navin has recently discovered his skill as a pilot of the various kinds of robot tech (planes, walking houses, etc.) and Emily has been growing into a skilled wielder of one of the last magical stone amulets. The siblings are prepared to fight against the elf king and on the side of humans, animal people, and robots. In this fifth book the stakes are raised and the battle is engaged. Kibuishi’s beautiful signature double page spreads are applied to airship battles, new fantastical locations, and bigger and better creations. At the same time we learn more about the Voice that Emily has been hearing from her stone and what kind of control that entity wants over her and the other stonekeepers. The power of the stones is expanded upon, as is the risk of using them. Emily is faced with deciding how much trust she can actually put in the stone that gives her the power she needs to protect her friends and family.
As beautiful as it is exciting, Prince of the Elves is a great chapter in the Amulet series. As always it was a pleasure to read, both because of the exciting plot twists and the fun, beautiful art. I highly recommend the series to fantasy fans of all ages and anyone looking for an adventure.
We are excited to be hosting our second Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 5th. Doors open at 10am. Come early as we expect a great turn out and the comics to go quickly.
As we enter into our second year we are trying to decide what our look is going to be. We have scrapped the podcast for now, and are thinking about going to an audiocast in the near future. We are also planning on having more editorials on our web site, and opening up comments to the public. Keep coming here to see the changes that are taking place, and don’t forget that every Wednesday is new comic day!