Heavenshield: Volume 1
TOKYOPOP, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto
ost-apocalyptical worlds are common settings for SF manga, especially
Original English Language
ones such as
by Ryu Blackman. War machines and lizard-like entities fill the pages of this story about Sepulveda Ramos (aka
) as she and her band of mercenaries are hired by the government to stop a military coup. Of course, the fight of good versus evil rages on, complete with big explosions and many dialogue-less fight scenes.
lackman has a very distinct drawing style that readers will either love or hate. At some points, the shading almost overtakes his chisel-faced humans and sharp-edged machines, but he does keep the action moving, even if the storyline falls apart in places. One word of warning to potential readers of
: the language in the story is very strong, warranting a higher age rating than the OT (16+) listed on the cover.
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