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I'd been waiting for this collection of Monte Cook's Ptolus comics, based on his super-deluxe urban campaign setting, for some time - ever since I read the first issue that came on the CD in the Ptolus book, in fact. It arrived yesterday and I just finished reading it today on the bus home. The story is pretty good, centering around the hungersword-wielding "retired" adventurer Sheva Callister and her ghostly companion Parnell as they get caught up in the machinations of various important Ptolus personages and organizations: Kevris Killraven, the Shuul, Lilith, the Vlaadam family and the Iron Mage. What I didn't like that much was the art. Or rather, I liked the art in the first few chapters (issues) but not when the artist changed, and then changed again, often in mid-action halfway through a chapter. It jarred badly, and the alternate artists weren't as good as Caanan White who drew the earlier pages. It's a shame as this stops this graphic novel being as good as it could (and should) have been. Sheva Callister is a cool heroine, though, and it's fun to see characters (and the city itself) from Ptolus come to life in a comic.




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