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Preview: The Eighth Immortal #3

The Eighth Immortal #3

(W) Jake Murray (A) Alice Li Barnes (CA) Tiffany Turrill
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Curipan connects with a side of herself she’d long forgotten, and awakens a new power that frames her past in a new light. Kikan reconsiders his devotion to his wife, and Daniel’s parents wrestle with their son’s mysterious abilities. Meanwhile, General McLeod leaves a trail of bodies in his wake as he searches for a new host.

The Eighth Immortal #3

Preview: The Eighth Immortal #2

The Eighth Immortal #2

(W) Jake Murray (A) Alice Li Barnes (CA) Tiffany Turrill
In Shops: Feb 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Curipan recalls the origin of her immortality, as she reconsiders the rules and restrictions it has imposed on her existence. Meanwhile, the present day incarnation of a dark spirit begins to unravel immortality itself. Also, the tyranny of skinny jeans.

The Eighth Immortal #2

Review: The Eighth Immortal #1

The Eighth Immortal #1

The Eighth Immortal #1 takes us to a Highlander-like world where there’s seven immortals never more and never less, until now. The immortals have over the years had children with regular humans leading to the possible creation of more but one is tasked with preventing that, sucking the essence out that causes the change. That is, until she meets a child who might be the kid she left for dead.

Written by Jake Murray, The Eighth Immortal #1 is an interesting debut with a feel about it that gives it a vibe similar to manga. It’ extends that to the look as well but the story itself feels very influenced by that sort of story.

It’s an interesting debut fused with an emotional telling of the story. There’s a haunting aspect of it all as its clear this is a story about loss and also a questioning of this reality. Through its main character, we get doubts about the status-quo. These seven immortals live their lives and with it comes a disconnection from humanity. There’s also a sense of boredom among them. They act out in ways to make themselves feel anything at all. It brings into question if immortality is worth it and if the way things are should remain?

Alice Li Barnes‘ art is really interesting. There’s a manga influence to it with an almost ethereal quality about it. Mainly in black and white, the debut issue uses color very sparingly to emphasize certain aspects of the storytelling. There’s some fantastic page layouts in the issue changing things up from the standard squares and rectangles. Instead we get the flow of a cloak running through the panels of a page, lots of angles on panels to dramatize the moment, and overall a visually interesting layout to pages. There’s a lot packed in at times but it works.

The Eighth Immortal #1 is a pretty interesting debut comic. It’s focus on drama is a a bit unexpected as well as the comic’s clear manga influences. It’s one I want to see where it goes and what it can deliver from it’s initial groundwork here.

Story: Jake Murray Art: Alice Li Barnes Letterer: Letter Squids
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: The Eighth Immortal #1

The Eighth Immortal #1

(W) Jake Murray (A) Alice Li Barnes (CA) Tiffany Turrill, Gracie Bifulco
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Curipan has spent her immortality protecting humanity from the threat of an ancient prophecy. But time and a secret trauma have worn her down, forcing her to choose between her duty and her sanity. The Eighth Immortal is a scandalous fantasy that asks the question, should anything last forever?

The Eighth Immortal #1

Discover What it Means to Live Forever in The Eighth Immortal

Immortality and illumination. Writer Jacob Murray lures comics readers into a whole new realm of fantasy, before purgatory and undying, with The Eighth Immortal #1 from Source Point Press. Alongside the burgeoning and mystical anime artist, Alice Li Barnes, with cover art by Tiffany Turrill.

Curipan has spent her immortality protecting humanity from the threat of an ancient prophecy. But time and a secret trauma have worn her down, forcing her to choose between her duty and her sanity. The Eighth Immortal is a scandalous fantasy that asks the question, should anything last forever?

The Eighth Immortal #1 is slated for release Jan 27, 2021, with three monthly issues to follow. Letters by LetterSquids. Incentive Cover B by G. Bifulco.

The Eighth Immortal #1

Early Preview: The Eighth Immortal #1 (of 4)

The Eighth Immortal #1 (of 4)

(W) Jake Murray (A) Alice Li Barnes (CA) Tiffany Turrill
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Curipan has spent her immortality protecting humanity from the threat of an ancient prophecy. But time and a secret trauma have worn her down, forcing her to choose between her duty and her sanity. The Eighth Immortal is a scandalous fantasy that asks the question, should anything last forever?

The Eighth Immortal #1 (of 4)