Una the Blade is a comic I that recently had a very successful kickstarter, and I am happy to say my copy came in just in time for a review.
This story is about a woman named Una, a warrior, a barbarian, and a mother. She travels around facing many dangers including creatures of unfathomable origins, bandits, mages, and much more. All the while she faces the struggles of protecting her children with only her blade at her side.
The book itself is comprised of many short stories of Una’s life, some detailing her start as a wandering barbarian, others showing her and a lover sharing moments together. My personal favorite is a small comic where Una and her kids are heading to sleep in a tavern and end up telling stories of her past adventures. Such a cute little peek into her motherly care as well as a good punchline right at the end, which I won’t dare spoil for you.
Each story is drawn by a different artist, so each one has its own flare and style. All of them are fantastically done, though a couple aren’t really my favorites, but that doesn’t mean I hate them. Some styles just clash with one another, it happens occasionally.
I will say, I hope there is more of Una in the future, because the book ends with a prophecy that doesn’t really come to pass, so I would love for there to be a second or even third book that could give me that little bit more. If it had, Una the Blade would have been such a better book. As it is, I would say it is worth a read. It has an interesting character, some lovely art, and an excellent story, but is still missing the little extra oomph.
If you’d like to read it for yourself, it’s up for sale in digital form for about three bucks over on gumroad. Give it a read and let me know what you think personally.
And, as always, I hope you enoy as much as I do.