A good Kickstarter comic rolled into my mailbox this week. I should probably put ‘good’ in quotes like this.
The Horsemen saga is what I think would be considered “Epic Urban High Afrofantasy” because it covers the turning of men into gods to fulfill a complex destiny to change the world and/or fight Ragnarok. It’s a little bit confusing at times because new characters keep appearing and it seems like every page brings in one.
Basically, the US tried to invade Nigeria and got stomped because the Horsemen hero team was there. A special agent wants to stop the Horsemen from making Africa great because it’s harming USA’s pride or something. So, both sides are confronted with the rise of the Manifest, humans turned super from the activation of a hidden gene that gives 1% of humans demigod abilities. This is all leading up to the big event…next issue. It’s always next issue.
I have mixed feelings about the artwork. The faces just don’t seem…right. They’re really off and in some cases, awful. The costume game’s on point, though.
However the action effects are a bit hard to read at times. The art team adds a lot of smoke effects and the art of the smoke effects doesn’t resemble the art of the background nor the characters. It’s a bit jarring and hard to read at times. Though the lettering itself is much better and the story/plot made a bit more sense this time.
All in all, a solid continuation of the saga. 3 out of 5 stars. Would certainly pledge again.
You can find Manifest Destiny and other comics in the genre at Griot Enterprises.