Heroes of the North: Legacies
Writers: Yann Brouillette, Christian Viel, Jean Marquis, Bernie Mireault
Artists: Danica Brine, Zach Fischer, Brenda Hickey, Geof Isherwood, Hasan Khan, Javier Martinez, Oliveros, Bernie Mireault, Arturo Palacios, Gibson Quarter, Andre St-Amour, David Therrin, Chistopher Yao
Colors: Zach Fischer, Brenda Hickey, Geof Isherwood, Andre St-Amour, Aljosa Tomic, Christian Viel,
Letters: Yann Brouillette, Brenda Hickey, Andre St-Amour, Christian Viel
Cover: Patrick H'enaff
Produced: Movie Seal
Like I said this book is a collection of stories, the cool thing about it is they all sort of go together. The first story Genius runs right into the second even though they are complete and separate stories. It makes for a great read and keeps the flow of the book smooth from start to finish.
With so many people working on the same book the art doesn't stay consistent throughout the read. That is not a BAD thing, in fact it made the read better. The different styles complimented the different story styles and gives this book a edge over what we usually get off the shelves. It goes from realistic to a cartoon to a type of manga hybrid and it is all good for me.
My favorite story in the book has on of my favorite people in life in it. Dave "Bleeder King" Michaels makes his four colored debut in Legacies and only the sky will keep him on the planet now as it should be! First Dave made an appearance on the show and now my buddy is in my favorite medium. The story is titled Somebody Call 9-1-1 and it is a masterpiece of writing and artistry. Dave has just come back from the con where he got a Special Edition comic with Masquerade in it and the next thing he knows she is getting in the same elevator. Dave being his usual shy self lets the moment pass, but saves the day later.
I like how they have Dana Adams as the cosplayer from the con, who then gets into trouble as Masquerade breaking down the fourth wall in a unique way. I also love that my boy Dave kicks that butt!
Dropping the Ball with 8 Ball and Black Terror is another great read. It combines all the action you can shake a stick at and leaves you laughing in the end. From 8-Balls dislike of American beer to Black Terrors confession methods it is the best buddy cop story that should be a movie of all time.
I can't seriously write his column without mentioning Hornet, it would be wrong. She makes a couple of appearances with the first being just as evil as she can be and the second is a day in the life of one of her henchmen. The first is gripping and we see just how bad Medusa and company can be. The second is pretty funny and you almost feel bad laughing that this poor guy is getting the stuffing kicked out of him by assorted member of HOTN, almost.
Legacies gives a lot of comic goodness for your money. Like I said earlier between the different narrative styles to artist conception there is something in this book for any kind of comic book lover. With an outstanding 120 pages of pure comic joy, I can't recommend this book enough!
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OK, for you folks who hadn't heard of Heroes of the North and their Transmedia Award Winning Web Series check out this clip! You can thank me later!
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Next week I have The Top 5 Old School Cape Movies that didn't suck as bad as we thought. Until then.