Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Sword Daughter

  1. #1
    Amazing Member Zach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    58

    Default Sword Daughter

    Did anyone else pick up the first issue? I had been looking forward to this since it was announced and I wasn't disappointed! Granted I may be a little biased; I was a big fan of Wood's previous Viking stories. Black Road was good and Northlanders is what got me seriously interested in comics after previously only reading superhero stuff.

    I really appreciated how this comic was put together. The nicer cover and the extended page count made it a more leisurely read. Most of the issue is setup for the plot, but the visuals were engrossing enough that I didn't mind.

    More later.
    Pull List: The Seeds, Sword Daughter

  2. #2
    Amazing Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    55

    Default

    I did! - but my copy hasnt arrived yet

  3. #3
    Amazing Member Zach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    58

    Default

    Awesome, I hope you enjoy it!
    Pull List: The Seeds, Sword Daughter

  4. #4
    Amazing Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    55

    Default

    I shall report back when it arrives - i did enjoy the bits of northlanders i read in trade so im sure this will be good too.

    Is it an ongoing? Is it only first issue thats 28 pages or is it every issue? I couldnt find out exactly what it is (i didnt look to hard tho...)

  5. #5
    Amazing Member Zach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    58

    Default

    As far as I know it's an ongoing and every issue will have the extended page count. Once I get home I'll try to find a link to confirm.
    Pull List: The Seeds, Sword Daughter

  6. #6
    Spectacular Member comicfiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    161

    Default

    Decent first issue. If you like Black Road or Northlanders then you’ll like this. Artwork and pacing here reminds of a webcomic. I’m turned off by the pricing here though at $5, though it does have an extended page count: 27 pages story here but not a long read. First collection appears to be a 96 page hardcover out in October and priced at $20 which is extremely inflated.

  7. #7
    Amazing Member Zach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    58

    Default

    I was in Kansas City, MO last week for the HearNow Festival. I had some time to kill and decided to visit the nearest shop, Clint's Comics. Not only is it one of the oldest comic book shops in the country, but I found the Charter variant cover for Sword Daughter#1! I was excited as my shop doesnt usually have enough demand for non superhero series to order enough copies to get those types of variants.
    Pull List: The Seeds, Sword Daughter

  8. #8
    Mighty Member thwhtGuardian's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,195

    Default

    The daughter's speech was about the only fault I have with the book so far. The pictographs are a great visual cue that because she basically grew up feral her communication skills are not standard, but on the other hand no one seems to have any difficulty what so ever in understanding her so it presents a large disconnect. Still, I love Wood and I'm excited for more Viking mayhem.

  9. #9
    Amazing Member Zach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    58

    Default

    I think we may see people having some trouble understanding Elsbeth as she begins to meet people she hasn't been around her whole life.
    Pull List: The Seeds, Sword Daughter

  10. #10
    Amazing Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    55

    Default

    Pretty pricey but it looks gorgeous. Im a sucker for that kind of art style and my pull list is small at minute so im in for this - has potential to be very good

  11. #11
    small press afficionado matt levin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    western MA beside the CT River
    Posts
    707

    Default

    I had a little trouble with Dad 'sitting, asleep' for ten years... but I suppose that's sort of an exaggerated description of someone in a coma, or emotional withdrawl. And, overall, it was kind of a slow introduction. Not a big Vikings fan, but I like/d Wood's Rebels (and wish he'd do more in that era) and am willing to follow this one for a while.
    Age/Bronze, Age/Reptiles, Alex&Ada, Anne Bonnie, Astro City, Bone, Cerebus, Criminal, Courtney Crumrin, Eleanor & the Egret, Fables, Fatale, Fell, Green Valley, Goon, Gotham Midnight, Groo, Hellboy, Hillbilly, Jack Staff, Jonah Hex, Kane, Lazarus, Little Nemo, Lone Wolf, Next Wave, Popeye, Powers, Princess Ugg, Rat Queens, SiP, Squirrel Girl, Stray Bullets, 10G, Thief of Thieves, Tuki, Usagi, Velvet

  12. #12
    Amazing Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    55

    Default

    the dad asleep thing does set up a very good and realistic dynamic between father and daughter and a motive for why she could kill herself - rage for her dad not being there for her.

    i'm guessing the way she speaks is because she was basically feral with very little adult supervision - so her speech / language is very different - i thought speaking in pictograms was pretty clever solution to that problem.

    not much dialogue but i felt a lot did happen - we set up the revenge story, we got an origin for dad and daughter, we got the dynamic between the two, how and why she can kill, and the start of the mission - so on surface it seemed quite spartan but a lot of things happened, and it was so nice to look at i was in no hurry to turn the page.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •