Starhenge, Bk. 1: The Dragon and the Boar Deluxe Edition

Image Comics. Apr. 2023. 176p. ISBN 9781534399860. $29.99. FANTASY
In the far future, the Ur-Queen sets off an intricate plan to win humanity’s war against killer robots by restoring ancient magic to the world. Thousands of years earlier, her son Merlin arrived in ancient Europe with two goals—to construct Stonehenge and to set into motion a series of events that would result in the birth of the legendary King Arthur. In the present day, a high school student and amateur occultist named Amber Weaver fights for her life against a ruthless robotic time-traveler determined to prevent her from discovering the role she is destined to play in humanity’s ultimate survival. Creator Sharp (Aliens: The Original Years Omnibus) relies on his expertise as a painter and mixed media artist to create stunning images of realistic figures tinged with an otherworldly quality.
VERDICT Sharp weaves together Celtic mythology, Christian theology, Arthurian legend, linguistics, theoretical physics, and astronomy in an immensely ambitious and tremendously trippy epic adventure. (This edition collects the first six issues of an ongoing series.) Think The Terminator meets Excalibur with more arcane philosophy, or The Green Knight meets 12 Monkeys with terrifying cyborgs.
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