Lorenzo De Felici uses his entire bag of tricks with his new Image Comics release, Kroma.
Imprisoned in a tower within the walls of the Pale City, Kroma is believed to be the most evil creature alive. But a chance meeting with the mysterious orphan Zet creates an opportunity for Kroma to escape her cruel fate…that is if they can survive the strange dangers within the city walls and the monstrous threats that lie beyond!
Writer-artist Lorenzo De Felici (Oblivion Song) creates a breathtaking adventure like none other filled with strange creatures and unparalleled beauty in a colorful world unlike anything ever seen in comics.
As a huge fan of De Felici’s work on Oblivion Song adding Kroma to my pull list at Galactic Comics and Collectibles was a no-brainer. His outstanding artwork with Robert Kirkman‘s writing made Oblivion Song an outstanding series. Kroma follows suit, but could be said to be even better.
Kroma gives De Felici the chance to both write and illustrate a wonderful story. His script is wonderful, but his use of his illustrations in place of wording adds so much more to the story. Sometimes the absence of speech allows the reader to interpret what the creator is trying to express.
Life within Pale City is colorless and De Felici does an outstanding job at expressing a colorless world with not black and white and not grey tones, but the lack of color. The small bits of color are extremely noticeable and gives you such a great experience while reading.
A double-sized debut issue is also always welcome in my book, similar to a streaming television series dropping two episodes on the premiere night. Allows us readers to get sucked into the story and the creators the ability to put more context into their debut issue.
Kroma #1 is now available at your local comic book shop with a second issue dropping on December 21.