From Titan Comics, The Breath of Andolus is the first issue of the new Dark Souls comic written by George Mann with artwork by Alan Quah. First let me say that I am a huge Dark Souls fan so I really appreciated the opportunity to review this comic. I was especially excited and curious to see how it would portray the Dark Souls universe and if it would fit the mold of the series. I must say, I was not disappointed. Be warned, there are minor spoilers in this review.
The Breath of Andolus takes us into a world of darkness as we follow Fira on her journey to find her homeland’s salvation. She is accompanied by Aldrich, a scryer whom is helping her reach the next destination. Though Aldrich is no fighter, he is there to guide Fira and remind her of who she is. Fira is often troubled and distracted by reoccurring visions of her past because as Aldrich describes it, “the curse is leeching” her memories.
This first issue gave me a taste of how good a team Fira and Aldrich make as they find themselves in trouble. This issue leads and builds up to what is to come next and I really didn’t want it to end. I am not the biggest comic book fanatic but I felt Mann and Quah did a great job at telling this unique story. I loved the subtle hints at Fira’s past and what inspires her to keep going forward. I can tell she is going to make for a very interesting lead character.
I also really loved the artwork by Quah, and felt it captured the tone of the Dark Souls series we know and love. With its emphasis on light and darkness, as well as the curse that ails Fira, The Breath of Andolus had me rooting for her and Aldrich and I was left anticipating what’s next for them. This comic was fun to read and I’m confident any Dark Souls fan would love it.
Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus Issue 1 is out now! Will you be getting your copy? Let us know!