TITLE: Kids 2 Kings (Part 1)
AUTHOR: Manuel Godoy
ILLUSTRATOR: David Lenormand
EXTERIOR / COVER DESIGN: The cover design for the Kids 2 Kings comic book is enchanting. The cover illustration by David Lenormand makes you want to know more about the characters right away. The references to Ancient Egypt made it easy for me to be attracted to this comic book. The characters on the cover of the book made me want to open it up and learn more about them.
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS: The interior of this comic book is very appealing. The illustrations are top notch and the characters are simply amazing. Kids 2 Kings can be easily turned into an animated series, and it seems as if they have already taken steps in creating that type of content. One of the illustration concepts that stood out to me the most is one of the characters having Vitiligo. This stood out to me because I feel this is a unique trait for a character to have and there are many people who will be able to relate to that specific character, for that reason.
REVIEW: The main characters in the story were Ausar, Seth, Nehbet and Auset. During the first glimpse inside the book, there is a bloody battle between two groups and the children are watching. It seems as though the children are next in line to defend their kingdom and watching the battle was some sort of preparation for their destiny. After the battle, the children are escorted to visit the King of Kerma. Once they step foot into the king’s domain, Ausar sees a boy named Bes and the two begin to engage in a battle. The king orders them both to go outside to battle and they do. From the looks of it, it seems as if it is a friendly dual because they all talk and Bes mentions how he hasn’t seen the group in years or their powers. To start it off, Seth is the first to display his power, which is sand manipulation. Nehbet is the next to display her capabilities and shows of shape shifting skills. Finally, Auset displays her powers, which are the strongest out the group. Auset’s powers remind me of Storm from the X-Men. She can fly and it appears she can manipulate the weather and elements. In the scene where she displays her powers, Auset was able to control lightning and wind. She lost control and had to be forcefully stopped to protect the citizens of the kingdom. Ausar and Bes never battle, so we never get a look at their powers.
The setting for the story is in Ancient Egypt and it seems as if the focus is the area around Kemet. The book starts with the battle and we are introduced to the heroes. Many books jump right into action scenes and give readers the back-story later on in the series, but Kids 2 Kings starts by letting the readers know exactly what the main characters are capable of doing with their abilities.
Kids 2 Kings (Issue #1) gets a five-star rating from Creedom. The story seems to be entertaining and by not actually displaying the battle, the readers are forced to read issue #2 to see how the battle turns out. We are also interested to see what powers Ausar and Bes have. There are also other characters in the book that have powers as well and at this time we don’t know if they are friends of the main characters or foes. When reaching the last page in this book, I was so intrigued by every character that I wanted separate issues on each of them. This series will have readers craving for more and more from the creators.
RATING: 5 out of 5 STARS
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