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Review: Seven to Eternity #1 — In My Father’s Footsteps

Review of Seven to Eternity #1

Seven to Eternity #1Seven to Eternity #1 is fantastic, a powerful vision of a far-flung world where generations of natives have been oppressed and exploited by Garils Sulm, The Mud King, who rules by subterfuge and spreads dissent and disharmony through whispered gossip, doubt and innuendo. He has crushed every family he encountered on the way to becoming the feared ruler of the planet. Except for the Osidis clan, where old Zebadiah refused to listen to the siren song of The Mud King and eventually escaped to a wilderness hundreds of miles from civilization.

The Mud King isn’t satisfied with partial subjugation, however, and spreads the rumor that the Osidis clan are cowards, even while they were living far, far away, far away from the war. Wars have a way of showing up, even when you’re not looking to be involved. Even when you’re doing your very best to escape.

The story is told from the perspective of Zebadiah’s oldest son, Adam, who is married and has a child, along with his two siblings Peter and Sandra. They’re a clan in the middle of nowhere, harming no-one, and they just want to be left alone, but that’s not how this world works, and when Sulm decides it’s time to bring the Osidris family back into his world, the result is an explosion of powers “not o’ this world”. And an offer Adam might not be able to refuse…

This is the start of a bold new series that’s part James Cameron’s Avatar, part Alien, and a whole lotta imaginative story with lush, breathtaking art by Jerome Opeña. And it’s only just beginning of the tale…

Seven to Eternity #1, written by Rick Remender, art by Jerome Opeña, color by Matt Hollingsworth, lettering by Rus Wooton. Published by Image Comics, Sept 21, 2016. Available for pre-order!

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