Rogue Angel: Teller of Tall Tales #1 (of 5) (IDW – Kesel / De Liz / Uyetake)
Gold Eagle’s novel heroine comes to comics for the first time! Annja Creed is a world-traveling archeologist who also happens to be the heir to Joan of Arc’s mystic sword. In this debut miniseries, Annja’s drive to explore unrecorded, shadowy history leads her to Virginia City in search of a rumored manuscript that could change the public perception of Mark Twain forever. But a very powerful mystery man doesn’t want anyone to find the truth, and will stop at nothing—not even murder—to keep Annja away from the answers she seeks. Written by Harvey Award-nominated writer Barbara Kesel and featuring art by Renae De Liz.
I know this has been out a couple months, but I finally got to take a close look at it. Annja Creed is Lara Croft, add some more intelligence and charm and take away the unnecessary cleavage. A true female version of Indiana Jones. Annja is unraveling a lesser-known mystery dealing with one of her heroes, with nothing but her own wits and the magical sword to help her… a great combination! Barbara Kesel writes a compelling story, it makes me want to give the original novels a chance. The art of Renae De Liz is outstanding! Some of these panels alone are worth the standard IDW $3.99 cover price. Issue #1 is a great set-up, but I do wish we were getting more per issue.
Issue Grade: A-
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