In Lantern City if you’re born on the bottom, you stay there. Unless you risk it all, your life, your family, to join a rebellion with no hope of winning.
Paul Jenkins is at it again, weaving the type of dense multi-layered world he’s known for. This time it’s a steam-punk world of privilege and oppression. It’s a beautiful book drawn by Carlos Magno with Chris Blythe supplying the colors. They give us a rich world, the images make you want to peer into the corners, look at all the details…
Issue one only shows us the bottom and what it’s like for those who live there, I can’t wait to see what the world above will look like.
Lantern City #1 gets 3.5 out of 5. Definitely above average story and art, check it out Wednesday May 13th at your local comic shop!
Lantern City #1
Authors: Paul Jenkins & Matthew Daley
Artist: Carlos Magno
Sander Jorve just wants to keep his wife and son safe. Living in the brutalized lower class of Lantern City means living in near constant darkness, the enormous walls of the city always looming overhead, while the upper class enjoys the elevated, interconnected towers and airships above. When Sander’s brother-in-law, the persuasive activist Kendal, convinces him to infiltrate the brutal ranks of the Guard, he’s set on a dangerous path that will test his abilities and beliefs, all in the name of making a difference for his family and his caste.