Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Quarter Bin reviews DRAGON PRINCE #3

Fantasy stories are tricky. It’s tough to do something that hasn’t been done before, and it’s just as tough to put a new spin on an old story. So far in Dragon Prince, we have a young boy named Aaron, who is a half-human, half-dragon who just found out about his heritage. Almost as soon as he finds out, a Dragon Hunter arrives to take Aaron and his mother away to some hidden palace (think K’un L’un) for what appears to be a terrible fate.

This issue picks up with Aaron and his mother captive at the palace of the Magi, the order of magicians who are trying to eliminate all dragons. Marz’s pacing has always been one of his strong points, and in an issue which takes place primarily in one setting, he moves the story along nicely. Aaron’s coming into his own as a character, and Marz delivers some solid characterization for the kid in just a few moments. READ MORE.

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