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Review: Sacrifice HC

sacrifice coverWhat happens when a troubled youth is plucked from modern society and thrust though time and space on a psychedelic journey into the heart of the Aztec civilization—one of the greatest and most bloodthirsty times in human history?

Before Sam Humphries was writing what seems like everything he was self-publishing this series which received raving reviews and praise. When it was first released, I read the first few issues, but then I stopped. Overall, I didn’t quite get what the hype was about.

This release which collects Sacrifice #1–#6 is now a chance to get this praised mini-series in your hands in printed form. I decided to give it another chance, and still walked away with the same feeling I had when I read those first couple of issues, what’s the hype about?

The story is absolutely interesting with a main character dragged through time, a reason we get more and more as the series continues. Is it all in his head due to his epilepsy, or is this really occurring? The six issues together are an odd collection of a story, with the vision being greater than the actual execution. Humphrie’s sacrifice doesn’t quite work for me.

The story is a bit choppy, taking it’s trip through time almost too literal, skipping key information that should have been explored in a digital comic where the narrative has greater freedom.

Dalton Rose’s art is pretty good and works well with the story. It doesn’t quite blow me away, but it fits the indie vibe of the series.

The title really beats you over the head as to what the story is about, and due to that, it’s hard to not see where the narrative is going. I can’t help but think that all the hype set too high of an expectation when I finally sat down and read the complete story. It’s not bad, but I can’t quite recommend people sacrificing their money for it. Their time ok, but for me, not quite worth the price tag.

Story: Sam Humphries Art: Dalton Rose, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Cliff Chiang, Paul Azaceta, Emma Rios
Story: 6.75 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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