You aren’t alone — author Joshua Williamson has thought about that, too. As a consequence, “Birthright” was born.
A young boy named Mickey was playing in the park with his father as his family put together his surprise birthday party. All was going well — until Mickey disappeared.
Time went by, maybe a year, and Mikey was never found. A lot changed in the lives of his family members. And then one day, a man who looks like “A Lord of the Rings reject” is picked up by police and he claims to be Mickey.
He tells a tale of another world, where an evil king is slaughtering a race of people, and Mickey is the chosen one to defeat this king.
However, evil has a hard time staying dead.
I was totally captured by this story. Williamson has a wild imagination, and I loved every minute of it. Yes, it might have hints of “Lord of the Ring” tendencies, but it definitely has some major differences. What will happen to this little boy who had to grow up way too fast?
The art and coloring by Andrei Bressan and Adriano Lucas are compelling. This duo forces you to feel every emotion the family goes through: sorrow, anger, defeat, depression and many more. The action in other parts of the story jumps off the page, with dynamic colors and movement.
I recommend this new title. The first issue was just released, so go grab this issue now!
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