Folklords

Matt Kindt

Book - 2020

"In a world of magic and monsters, Ansel is an outsider haunted by visions of well-pressed suits and modern technology. When it comes time for him to declare his Quest, Ansel decides to seek out the mysterious Folklords, hoping they can explain his visions...but looking for the Folklords is strictly forbidden, punishable by death. How much is Ansel willing to risk to find out about the world he has never truly belonged in?"

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Genres
Graphic novels
Fantasy comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Published
Los Angeles : BOOM! Studios 2020.
Language
English
Item Description
"Originally published in single magazine form as Folklords No. 1-5" --colophon.
Physical Description
1 volume : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN
9781684155408
1684155401
Main Author
Matt Kindt (author)
Other Authors
Matt (Illustrator) Smith (artist), Chris (Colorist) O'Halloran (colorist), Jim (Letterer) Campbell (letterer)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Kindt (Ether. Vol. 3: The Disappearance of Violet Bell) and Smith (Barbarian Lord) tear apart and repurpose fantasy and fairy-tale tropes and clichés to create this richly imagined first volume in an ongoing series. Eighteen-year-old Ansel's belief that he doesn't belong in the medieval fantasy village where he was raised is compounded when he experiences strange visions of another world. Seeking answers, he sets out to locate a mysterious group called the Folklords—much to the chagrin of the Guild of Librarians, a murderous cult who controls his village. Ansel is joined in his quest by Archer, an elf with a tragic past, and soon befriends a ferocious warrior going by the name Ugly, who's on her own quest to find true-loves kiss in order to free herself from a curse. After fending off a murderous witch and winding their way through a labyrinth filled with captive gnomes forced to re-create works of classic literature, the party comes face-to-face with their quarry, and at the beginning of an escapade that will change the fabric of reality forever. VERDICT A cleverly written, engaging metafictional adventure featuring a memorable and complex cast of characters. Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In a world of magic and monsters, Ansel is an outsider haunted by visions of our world - and will risk everything to find the mysterious Folklords who can reveal the truth about his existence!WHERE DO YOU BELONG?In a world of magic and monsters, Ansel is an outsider haunted by visions of well-pressed suits and modern technology. When it comes time for him to declare his Quest, Ansel decides to seek out the mysterious Folklords, hoping they can explain his visions...but looking for the Folklords is strictly forbidden, punishable by death. How much is Ansel willing to risk to find out about the world he has never truly belonged in? Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge) teams with acclaimed artist Matt Smith (Hellboy & The BPRD) for an adventure that blurs the line between fantasy and reality.Collects Folklords #1-5.