|Written by Chris Fluit
|Friday, 21 September 2007
A young thief, Boon Sai Hong, is sent to steal some priceless artifacts from an elderly scholar. He succeeds. Mostly. He ends up taking a ring and a scroll of immense power. The ring gives him great ability whenever he holds a staff in his hands. The scroll is a doorway to a hell filled with hungry dragons. But that’s just the beginning of the story. A heroine wants to reclaim what’s been taken. The city’s wicked ruler wants to steal what’s been stolen. And before the first arc is through, Boon finds himself running from and fighting off everyone and everybody.
Issues 1-6: The Walls of Zhumar
Boon is an unlikely protagonist and an even unlikelier hero. Yet Chuck Dixon makes him a very sympathetic character. Despite his bumbling ways and occasional bad intentions, we can’t help but root for Boon to succeed. Or at least to get out of his current predicament with his life. Credit should also go to penciller Jeff Johnson. He draws Boon as a good-looking fellow with a charming smile. We can’t help but like him.
This is easily my favorite arc in the entire series. The first one is pretty good, but it has to spend time setting everything in place. For this one, everything is already in place and the story can jump straight into the action. Which it does.
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