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Spotlight: Lost Between Worlds
The hours tick by, and there is more to come.
After three successful Kickstarter campaigns, Lost Between Worlds is available to read on GlobalComix - either online or on their new app for Apple and Android devices.
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Lost between worlds is a 36 page story about grim reapers based on different gods of deaths from different religions and cultures. They are tasked with collecting the souls of the dead on a daily basis.
Gwynn ap Nudd is one of these reapers who is tasked to collect the soul of someone who claims he isn't the person she is looking for. Word also is, something big is happening in the world of the dead that could cause chaos not only in the afterlife, but for the living on earth as well. Along the way she will meet up with humans and other fellow reapers, who maybe not everyone will want things to go back to the way they once were...
Writer: Edwin Decastro, Inker, cover design, character designs: Elton Thomasi, Colorist: Diego Dijjo Lima, Letterer, logo designs: Reed Hinckley-Barnes, Inker, colorist, letterer, character designs: Mac Radwanski & Alternate cover design: Mozzca
This is an excellent example of something different. In a well-plotted storyline of three (current) issues, we have got a whole cast of characters. Each one has its own motivations, and there are some well-thought-out aspects to each of them. From a certain point of view, you could look at each of these characters and have a whole host of emotions about what they are doing, how they act and why.
In between some of this character work, the world's end seems to be happening.
Yes, the actual end of the world. In this case, it looks like we have a deadline, and that deadline starts the clock counting down. So instead of issues, we get hours - currently, we are on hour two, and it looks like things are not going the right way (or if they are, then not in time)
one thing I do enjoy about this issue is the mix of mythologies and religions. There are many different stories about the afterlife, and these issues are cherry-picking aspects from all of them to not only build the story but also to make the afterlife more inclusive. It’s cleverly done, and I imagine that there is a lot of research that has gone into this. I love reading about the ones I know and the hints towards the ones I don’t.
There is a good degree of action going on in all the issues. It may be firey car crashes, zombies, or even fights between otherworldly beings, but the action spreads across multiple pages, and not only is it plotted, but the art team are having a blast, too.
That leads me well onto the art as well. There is some excellent art on show here, with lettering and colours all adding to the overall experience. There is a lot to do, I expect, for the artists, zombies, other worlds, near-gods, weapons and more mundane scenes of streets and bars. The combination makes this all an exciting read and worth getting into.
To wrap it up, this is not your run-of-the-mill apocalyptic storyline. It's intricate and layered, marrying diverse mythologies and religions with a ticking time bomb of impending doom.
The characters are complex and multifaceted, and the artwork is simply stunning. It's a thrilling ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat, not just wondering if the world will end, but how, why and when.
If you're looking for a read that will captivate you, challenge you, and maybe even scare you a little, then this is it. It's a unique take on the end of the world narrative, and it's definitely not one to be missed. So, buckle up and enjoy the journey. It's going to be epic.
You can follow along on Kickstarter or read on GlobalComix: