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Chris Sorrell, author

Jason Wilson, illustrator

Titan Comics

9781787734197, $12.99, HC, 48pp,

Synopsis: "MediEvil: The Comic Prequel" tells the story of Sir Daniel Fortesque after the ending of MediEvil 2. Traveling back in time Sir Dan encounters his original, living self and (re)experiences the events leading up to the legendary battle in which he first lost his life (and his eye). He must work with some old friends and battle some old foes if he is to save his kingdom and seal his status as the Hero of Gallowmere.

A thrilling prequel adventure, in the story that would have been MediEvil 3, told by the original creators of the beloved videogame! Director Chris Sorrell and lead artist Jason Wilson (Surface Tension) "MedieEvil" is a new tale starring Sir Daniel Fortesque, the skeletal knight, after he is swept back through time. Fans will meet Dan's living (and wimpy) past self for the very first time. Of special note is the inclusion of unseen cover art and six MediEvil movie poster designs.

Critique: Although a kind of prequel to two popular video games starring an undead hero, "MediEvil" can be fully appreciated as a stand alone read for those to whom this would be their first introduction to the collaborative work of author Chris Sorrell and illustrator Jason Wilson. While especially recommended for community library Graphic Novel collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "MediEvil" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $10.99).

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Author:Buhle, Willis M.
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2019
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