Review: Kahlil Chapter Two – Rising Sun

Growing up with siblings can be difficult for any child. As most of the time you don’t necessarily get along based on several factors. One of those factors, is the attention of your parents, which each child requires, yet somehow every child feels they don’t get enough of. Another factor, is the age difference, as more likely than not, the gap is significant for all children involved to feel foreign to each other.

I can only imagine how difficult it is for children whose siblings are skills wise, superior to others. Including their family. As this is primarily true for children whose siblings grow up to be geniuses, athletes, and celebrities. I can only imagine, in the world of comics, how some of these superheroes, would feel to their siblings if they had them. This is one of those questions explored in the ongoing series, Kahlil, how would his parents name him, and raise him.

In this issue’s opening pages, Kahlil’s parents struggle through the logistical challenges of explaining him to their daughter and hiding his space pod. The reader is then taken to through his parents raising him, and teaching him the ways of Islam. You follow Kahlil as struggles to adapt to his surroundings and to school. By the end of this issue, Kahlil and his parents realize they are not all different, as finding your place in the world is truly a universal concept.

Overall, a brilliant installment that takes some familiar roads but then quickly shows the reader exactly how different they can be. The story by Kumail Rizvi is funny while heartwarming. The art by Rizvi is luminous. Altogether, an excellent continuation that will keep the reader ruminating on roads taken.

Story: Kumail Rizvi Art: Kumail Rizvi
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy