Review: The Metabarons Vol. 1

Legacy is a word that carries weight like no other when it comes to talking about family. As legacy usually has something to do with your family name and how you represent it, either carries weight or not. One of the most famous and popular representations of this dichotomy is of course, Game of Thrones. This book and television series, has constantly reached back to its history to talk about how past events affect the present storyline.

Constantly throughout the show, each character either alludes to or ultimately pays the price for, the sins of their forefathers. The Starks has seen the price of nobility, cost their father’s head and the lives of their mother and their oldest brother. Then you take the characters of Jamie and Tyrion Lannister, who bear the past sins of their house, but are among the most noble of the men in that family. As hungry as the public is to devour a series much like George RR Martin’s masterpiece, I heard of one another which at certain points, is even, better but in outer space and that is, The MetaBarons.

Within the first volume, we are introduced to Von Salza clan, a powerful family which rules a part of the galaxy. We are introduced to Othon Von Salza, shortly after he marries the daughter of a powerful baron, as the reader follows him throughout his rule, where he loses a son, some body parts but end up becoming the first human arsenal by creating weaponized body parts, the first Metabaron. His need for an heir to the throne consumes him, as he is unable to until a sorceress enters the palace, and gives him an alternative he never expected. By story’s end, his son is born, and becomes the second in the long line of MetaBarons, and just like Othon, is powered by metabaronic technology.

Overall, an engaging and sweeping epic, that is only part of larger story, which propels this family. The story by Alejandro Jodorowsky proves that he is a storyteller for the ages, one whose mind is even more epic than great filmmakers like Ridley Scott and Guillermo Del Toro, who has used his work as influences. The art by Juan Gimenez is luscious and realistic. Altogether, an epic that gives the reader, the true meaning of the “sins of the father”.

Story: Alejandro Jodorowsky Art: Juan Gimenez
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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