Szymon Kudranski, known for his brilliant work on Spawn and Punisher, delivers an awe-inspiring piece of art that takes readers to a world where creative thought takes physical form in Something Epic #1 from Image Comics.
The story of Something Epic revolves around fourteen-year-old Danny Dillon, who is thrust into a world where superheroes, monsters, magical creatures, and cartoon characters exist alongside humans. In this world, only a few individuals known as Epics can interact with these beings. Danny reluctantly accepts the responsibility of being an Epic, which isn’t an easy or safe task. Kudranski has created a world where anything is possible, and the only limitation is one’s imagination.
One of the most impressive aspects of Something Epic is Kudranski’s breathtaking artwork. This talented artist brings every character and every scene to life, transforming the comic book into a wondrous world of endearing fantasy and creativity. The characters are distinct, the colors are vibrant, and the world-building is nothing short of spectacular. Every page of this book is a visual treat that leaves the reader in awe.
The storytelling in Something Epic is equally brilliant. The plot is well-crafted, and the pacing is spot-on, making the comic feel like an exciting episode of a thrilling TV series. While there is a lot of text in this comic book, Kudranski makes sure that none of it feels excessive or tedious. The dialogues are engaging, and the narration adds depth to the characters and the story.
Although Something Epic is a fantastic comic book, there is one minor drawback. The text can be a bit excessive for some readers. Personally, I felt that there were some pages that could have done without some of the wordiness. However, this is just personal preference, and it doesn’t take away from the overall quality of the book.
Something Epic is a stunning example of what a comic book should be. Kudranski’s artwork is breathtaking, and the storytelling is compelling. The comic transports readers to a world of endless fantasy and creativity, where anything is possible. While there is a bit too much text for some readers, this minor drawback is far outweighed by the book’s many strengths.
Something Epic #1 hit local comic book shops on May 10, 2023. Featuring 32 full pages of story and art for just $3.99! In addition to the main cover, there are a number of amazing homage variants. Look for future issues dropping monthly!