Fragmentation is a new original graphic novel written by Marc Guggenheim (Torrent, Last Flight Out) with artwork from Beni R. Lobel (Avatar: Adapt or Die), colors from Chris Sotomayor and lettering by Frank Cvetkovic.
When pieces of history from some of the world’s most traumatic and horrible events start appearing as fragments of time invading our world, it threatens all of human existence. One family discovers that their personal tragedy is at the center of everything, making them the only people who can help put an end to the Fragmentations. But can they stop it in time?
Guggenheim’s writing style blends well with Lobel’s lines and Sotomayor’s colors; together they bring the amazing visuals to stunning life. In fact, Fragmentation reminds us a lot of a Christopher Nolan feature film in graphic novel form! The art direction was on point throughout; each page has its own unique look but still fits into the overall theme. There were also plenty of easter eggs hidden throughout which should make fans appreciate this one even more.
But what really sets this book apart is its attention to detail. Every panel feels like it was crafted with precision and care; each background character felt alive thanks to Lobel’s pencil work bringing them to life with expression and movement. Even small details like clothing folds or subtle facial expressions were included just enough to give the characters more depth without overwhelming readers with unnecessary information. The dialogue between characters was also well written and believable; nothing felt forced or out-of-place which kept us engaged throughout our read-through!
Fragmentation dropped early 2023 and is no available at local comic shops and wherever books are sold from Dark Horse Comics.
Guggenheim joins the Capes and Tights Podcast for Episode 89 on March 13 to discuss Fragmentation, Torrent and much more.