Review: Dragon Reign
Dragon Reign is the story of a world torn apart by a conflict between mankind and dragons. The war has left the land scarred, and the people, some are angry, some are afraid, yet there is one who was raised by a dragon.
His name is Sveinn, a young man who was apparently a slave, or thrall as they put it, to a queen of some sort, and he has managed to escape his captivity, as seen in the page above, and is running for his life. After a few wrong turns in the forest, or right if you wanna change perspective, he comes across a dragon and isn't afraid. He actually seems in awe of the beast. When he hears the guards close by, Sveinn runs, but is soon caught and is being beaten when the previously mentioned dragon arrives and kills them, saving the human boy and comforting him. The boy wails into the night, crying tears of fear and relief that he very obviously had been keeping at bay, and thus ends the prologue of our story.
The story so far is pretty engaging, although I'm a sucker for dragons, so you'll have to forgive me for being ever so slightly biased to a story about them. The world that is painted for us at the moment is very small, but has room to expand and grow. We know a few things about our main character, but not enough that he is an open book. All in all, I would say this is a comic to keep up with, if only to see where it goes in the long run.
The art, while ruff in the beginning, has a very obvious shift in style in later pages, getting smoother and more polished as the artist get more comfortable drawing these characters. The first few pages do have some pretty bad anatomy at times, but you can't expect everything to be perfect right from the beginning, and the improvements later far outweigh the flaws. Give it a chance and I'm sure it will grow on you.
In my opinion, while it updates sporadically and is only a little over fifty pages long as of right now, I would love to have this comic become a bit more popular. It is intriguing and has some lovely characters, even if it can be a bit bloody here and there, it has the spark of a great story waiting to be written. Check it out and let me know how you feel about it.
And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
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