Who is Amelia Cole, and why is she in an unknown world? Well, the answer is simple; Magic! In a world of mages and non-mages, wands and portals to other worlds is where Monkey Brain Comics is taking us with Amelia Cole and the Unknown World #3.
Right out of the gate you’ll notice the world is not so much different from what we may know. Minus the helper golem, magic wands, a magical “Protector” and demons. It is a wonderful tale for fans of fantasy, mystery and humor. Amelia has found herself in a mysterious alternative dimension through a series of unfortunate events. Now she’s trying to find her way back, but in doing so, she needs to dig a lot deeper into her family history.
Adam P. Knave and D.J. Kirkbride write investing dialogue, and intriguing characters. Amelia Cole, being the star, is the most intriguing thing about the comic. She has a lot of history herself, and is finding out a lot about her family she didn’t know. The more “character building” scenes in the book are compelling, simply because you just want to get to know her. Besides the fact she’s pretty, she also has the ability to use magic. The only problem is that her wand was broken. But in issue #3, she finds herself with more questions than answers when she uses a strange item as a wand. And in doing so, brings some fantastic action, and a whole bunch more heat.
Nick Brokenshire has done a fine job drawing Amelia Cole. It’s a vibrant comic that focuses on simplicity, while still containing a lot of detail. I like the feel of the comic, and the mood of the story is portrayed very well. I always enjoy a comic that flows very nicely between the panels and pages, and Nick has crafted his own style in doing so.
Amelia Cole and the Unknown World is well worth a read if you like fantasy, magic, and dare I say Harry Potter? Yeah, maybe a bit of Harry Potter having tea with Alice in Wonderland. Monkey Brain continues to bring good quality comics that make for a fun read. Amelia Cole is keeping that vision alive.
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