Birthright

Joshua Williamson

Book - 2015

Vol. 1: A year after the disappearance of the Rhodes family's son, Mikey, a man claiming to be Mikey returns with an arsenal and a mission to destroy five mages residing on Earth.

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2nd Floor Comics COMIC/Birthright v. 1 Due Aug 29, 2022
2nd Floor Comics COMIC/Birthright v. 2 Due Aug 29, 2022
2nd Floor Comics COMIC/Birthright v. 3 Due Aug 29, 2022
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Series
Birthright.
Subjects
Genres
Comics (Graphic works)
Fantasy comics
Published
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics [2015]-
Language
English
Item Description
Collects: Birthright 1-5 [v. 1] ; Birthright 6-10 [v. 2] ; Birthright 16-20 [v. 4] ; Birthright 21-25 [v. 5] ; Birthright 26-30 [v. 6] ; Birthright 31-35 [v. 7] ; Birthright 36-40 [v. 8]
Physical Description
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Audience
Rated T+ / Teen plus.
ISBN
9781632152312
9781632154460
9781632158710
9781534302181
9781534304987
9781534310537
9781534313682
Main Author
Joshua Williamson (author)
Other Authors
Andrei Bressan, 1978- (artist), Adriano Lucas (-), Pat Brosseau
  • v. 1.
  • Homecoming
  • v. 2.
  • Call to adventure
  • v. 4.
  • Family history
  • v. 5.
  • Belly of the beast
  • v. 6.
  • Fatherhood
  • v. 7.
  • Blood brothers
  • v. 8.
  • Live by the sword
Review by Booklist Reviews

On his birthday, Mikey Rhodes disappeared without a trace, leaving his family to blame his father for his mysterious abduction. One year later, Michael has returned, only as a grown man from another world, sworn to hunt down five mages from a parallel universe. But the reader quickly discovers that Michael is not all that he appears to be, leaving us to question his true motives in coming back. Much like his offbeat horror series, Nailbiter, Williamson's latest plays with the archetypes of the genre. Many fantasy novels show a child who must become a hero and fight a terrible evil, but few have shown the ramifications of such a quest on the family. Bressan and Lucas' lushly colored and richly detailed artwork plays on lots of visual tropes, as well. With an interesting and original premise and a story that constantly shifts perspective between Michael as a troubled warrior in our present world to his childhood as a scared little boy, this will definitely keep readers interested till the end of the journey. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

It's a familiar tale: Mikey was the Chosen One. Brought from Earth to Terrenos as a boy, he was destined to free the land from the evil God King Lore. But the focus here is on those he left behind: the doting father suspected of murdering his missing son; his grieving, estranged wife; and Mikey's older brother, hoping against hope for Mikey's return. A year later, a wandering, disoriented man tells the police that he is Mikey; that he has fulfilled his destiny in Terrenos but has a new mission on Earth; and that he wants to see his family. Only his dad truly trusts him, but no one suspects the terrible danger that Mikey's return portends. Williamson convincingly portrays the family's turmoil and ratchets up suspense with surprising revelations about Mikey's character arc. With strong detail, Bressan depicts the Conan-esque adult Mikey in the best heroic fantasy fashion and presents vivid flashbacks to Mikey's early days in Terrenos. VERDICT A well-worn trope taken in compelling directions; recommended to teen and adult fantasy fans.—S.R. [Page 63]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A year after the disappearance of the Rhodes family's son, Mikey, a man claiming to be Mikey returns with an arsenal and a mission to destroy five mages residing on Earth.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

” If you're looking for epic fantasy in a modernsetting, Birthright is for you.” --KirkusFor the Rhodes family, losingtheir son was the most devastating thing that could have occurred...but itcouldn't prepare them for what happened when hereturned.Skybound's newest hit turns fantasyinto reality in this all-new series from the creator of NAILBITER and GHOSTED.Pick up this introductory-priced collection and see what everyone's talkingabout!