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Comics Spotlight on PRODIGAL: EGG OF FIRST LIGHT
Date of Review: 
Jan.28.2010
Published Work: 
Reviewer: 
Corrina Lawson
Source: 
WIRED online

But I’m always glad to find an independent project that I enjoy.

The perception for independent comics, I think, is that they’re the literary fiction version of sequential art. This is partly true, given works like Maus or Blankets. But independent comic companies also produce excellent genre stories, like this week’s pick, Prodigal: Egg of First Light from APE Entertainment...

Action comics are hard. Too much action and it doesn’t feel like enough story. Too little action and the pace slows down and the story can get dull. Prodigal has just the right mix of story with fantastic art to go with the script. The facial expressions, ranging from angry to determined to boggled, are wonderful. There’s a real dynamic flow to the scenes and yet there’s just enough story to make you care what happens to Byron and Pae.