Knights of the Golden Sun #1 Review
Writer: Mark London
Artist: Mauricio Villarreal
Letters: Andrew S. Zea
Stories derived from or retelling those of Christian origin is not a new concept in fiction, John Milton’s Paradise Lost comes to mind. Knights of the Golden Sun however seems to take everything we the reader think we know about Biblical canon and throw it out the window. In this firs issue we are introduced to Michael, Raphael, Gabrielle, and the Morningstar himself Lucifer in a world abandoned by the Father. Instead the archangels have taken it upon themselves to protect humankind from the plotting of Lucifer and other threats they may face.
I’m a sucker for stories of family and I’m also a sucker for re-tellings of well established stories and this book seems like it will be about both of those if not the latter. The art seems to be Blizzard-inspired with the art style of Diablo in particular coming to mind. This issue in particular is dialogue heavy as it needs to be in order to properly establish this world and its stakes, but the Zea does a good job in the lettering department, keeping it from being to cluttered and unreadable. The characters both divine and otherwise are uniquely designed and their differences in personality quickly established. I definitely think this is a good start and look forward to reading the rest of the mini-series.