This creative journey of the late Michael Turner is such a nostalgic throwback as we get a collection of his works as a result of a very successful Kickstarter which into a 720 pages of art showcasing Fathom, Soulfire and Ekos – Turner’s most beloved works.
We also get interesting introduction about each work. It feels so nostalgic because as someone like me who grew up in the 90’s – I was able to witness the development of the art. I am not a comic connoisseur in any way but I have deep appreciation of it – the artistic concept, the story, the development of characters and of course its impact to a wider audience.
Turner’s works are rather provocative than what I’ve been used to reading. It is his style and I think it works well with majority of his target audience. “Fathom” and “Soulfire” in particular have great art and concept but they’re not actually as mind-blowing, story-wise, which is my only gripe towards his works. In the scope of things, it really doesn’t matter much for the mere visuals of works are to die for.
Admittedly, I am more of a fan of Japanese manga back in the mid-90’s when I starter reading comics starting with the Dragon Ball, Yuyu Hakusho, Hunter X Hunter, and Naruto to name a few because they’re more accessible for me but I do love me some of his works that’s why when I opened Netgalley, and it’s featured on my Dashboard, I’ve requested for it right away. This is such a great tribute for his works which definitely withstood the test of time. It’s delightful and a very solid buy for fans.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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The book also features Bill O’Neil (Author), Jeph Loeb (Author), J. T. Krul (Author), Geoff Johns (Author), Frank Mastromauro (Editor), Vince Hernandez (Editor), Gabe Carrasco (Editor), Peter Steigerwald (Artist), Joe Benitez (Artist).
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an impartial review.