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Advance Review: Seventh Sister #1
Coming To Kickstarter
Coming soon to Kickstarter from Fox Red Comics is a new mini-series. Seventh Sister #1 begins a new story in this five-issue series.
After her parents give her up to the Black Hole, Soraya, one of the seven sister stars, flees to Earth and hides in the Highlands of Scotland. When the Black Hole finds her, she must try and convince her sisters to help destroy it once and for all.
Written by Simon Birks, with artwork and colours by Majory Yokomizo and lettered by Rob Jones
This is a cleverly constructed story in two parts, and we get some equal time between them both. Long ago, a deal was struck, resulting in a schism between the seven sisters. Caused, in part, by the youngest, it makes us the more fantastic part of the story, with some interesting characteristics and plans. The nature of the black hole is also interesting - all-consuming and sentient - I wonder what more there is to learn from this being.
There is a degree of sadness in the way Soraya finds herself in this situation - it is not her fault, and she is truly a victim of others. I had to go back several times to confirm what I had read to ensure I was correct.
The split caused Soraya to find herself on Earth, in the middle of nowhere and alone.
This brings us artfully to the second aspect of the story. She is alone until her solitude is interrupted by an unwanted visitor. This brings an interesting, down-to-earth touch to the story. It adds an anchor to the story and changes the stakes of the story.
This really gave me a feel of Stardust, but with the roles and story flipped on its head. There is the mystic, the family element and the grounded aspect, which adds to the story.
The art style and lettering are well done, giving us a fantasy/science fiction feel while never jarring. I love the colouring and backgrounds here, and there are some wonderful set pieces, and the glares from some of the sisters bore into you!
The lettering fits right in, with some excellent use of narration boxes and giving the black hole a suitable voice.
There is much to take away from this first issue, with a suitable cliffhanger at the end that will move the story along and some excellent established characters - I certainly will back this to the stars!
Seventh Sister #1 is coming to Kickstarter soon - keep your eyes out for my post!