Hey Rainbow army,
I don’t know if any of you have read Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples if you haven’t hunny you are missing out. So i learnt they are going on a years hiatus, they recommended a couple of comics to keep us happy while they are gone, one of them is sleepless.
Author: Sarah Vaughn
Artist: Leila Del Duca
Colorist: Alissa Sallah
Letterer: Deron Bennett
Rating: 5 HOW DARE YOU CLIFFHANGER stars
Date of release :July 10th 2018
Publisher: Image comics
Synopsis from GR:
Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but becomes endangered when an assassin threatens her life in the new king’s reign. As Poppy and Cyrenic try to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangerous waters of life at court, and of their growing feelings for one another. Writer Sarah Vaughn (ALEX + ADA, ETERNAL EMPIRE) and artist Leila del Duca (SHUTTER, AFAR) team up with editor / colorist Alissa Sallah and letterer Deron Bennett for this fantasy romance.
So after reading this comic, the first thing i did was appreciate sleep by taking a nap (WAIT! Its not because it was boring, i was just appreciating sleep i know its weird stick with me).
We meet Lady Pyppenia poppy and her sleepless bodyguard Sir Cyrenic , now this Cyrenic guy takes a vow not to sleep FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE! in order to guard Poppy ( Dear unicorn saints above pizza heaven…if that was me That would have been a HELL TO THE FLUFF NO but hey that’s why its fantasy).
What i can tell you is there is court drama, the medieval kind and Poppy has to be strong or else she and her guard would be dead. Cyrenic is loyal and very protective of Poppy but he needs help quickly. As for poppy, she’s graceful but she needs more wisdom in order to survive. And everybody in the court is suspect, as you read the book trust no one.
The art it is gorgeous the styling of a black lady in a Medieval time is just something that has to be seen . It was really easy to read and follow the panels. This is just the first volume but the plot thickens and the cliffhanger is frustrating but hey good news issue #7 is out….but i will wait till it collects into a vol 2.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as i have and let me know in the comments which graphic novels you would recommend.