The series is written by Dan Wickline, Art by Gus Vasquez and presents a reinterpretation and reinvention of Sinbad the sailor and his crew as they journey to a strange volcanic island in search of magical treasure. The art is beautiful and the story telling flows. The combination results in an action packed and fun tale worthy of a Ray Harryhausen film.
I should also add that Dan Wickline uses his panels very effectively. They are never cluttered and I don't think he ever uses more than five panels per page. As an editor and writer, I have noticed that the urge is to try to overdue the amount of panels on each page. Wickline is a perfect example of someone who is able to tell a rich and complex tale, while still being a panel minimalist. And, yes. I am sure someone is going to email me to point out that Watchmen has nearly a dozen panels on each page (someone always does whenever the topic comes up). So,if you are Alan Moore, you can use as many panels as you want. The rest of us mere mortals should try to limit them to no more than six panels on a page. :-)
The trade collects the first six issues of the 1001 Arabian Nights series.
If you are a fan of sword and sorcery, you should pick this up.
More after the jump.
Some call him a womanizer others call him charismatic, some think him a brute others charming but all know one thing – Sinbad is a serious bad-ass! Zenescope Introduces a Sinbad series that will reinvent the legend. When Sinbad is unjustly accused of murder and banished from his home city, he learns there is one artifact that might be able to clear his name, but the quest to find it is certainly not an easy one. From beautiful women to terrifying creatures to armies of blood thirsty villains, this is one epic fantasy/adventure series that will hook you in and not let go.
The book is avaiable from Amazon.com below (purchases help this site).