1001 Arabian Nights The Adventures of Sinbad #2 (Zenescope – Wickline / Pantalena / Ruffino)
The Witch Queen Alorana insists that Samelia, a valuable member of Sinbad’s crew, is left behind with her as a collateral of sorts while Sinbad and the rest of his crew journeys to Ka’tan in search of an essential piece of the Jericho Visor. But unfortunately for Sinbad the Queen failed to mention that no man has ever returned from the deadly Ka’tan and that she has other plans for the gorgeous Samelia.
I know this has been out for a few weeks, but still worth talking about. Were you, like everyone else, a little underwhelmed by the Crystal Skull? Perhaps a little disappointed with Dragon Emperor? You got excited this Summer, but your pulp action needs have not been met? Zenescope takes a break from their twisted-fantasy line to present a more traditional action-fantasy adventure… and they hit the mark, Bullseye!
Whether it’s hot evil sorceresses, deadly assassins or even dragons; Zenescope’s Sinbad is ready to take it on! Dan Wickline writes a hard-driving story that brings Sinbad (who is so manly he has 2 Y chromosomes) in control of his own ship looking for adventure, treasure and booty. In the first arc “The Eyes of Fire”, SInbad must outwit Alorana and get the magic amulet off the island of Ka’Tan (I wonder if they build cities of Ore and Wheat there?).
Yes, this book is filled with archtypes… yes, every he-man type fantasy adventure hero is sort of a combination of Conan, Tarzan and a touch Captain Jack suave-ness. But you know what, when the story is good and the art rocks, the reader usually doesn’t care. 🙂
If you are into this genre and you haven’t checked out 1001 Arabian Nights, you are missing out!
Issue Grade: A