Daomu - Colin D. Johnson, Ken Chou, Kennedy Xu

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


Sean watches as his father is killed before him, in the aftermath of his death he learns that his father was part of a secret society who protect ancient tombs from raiders. His uncle initiates him into the dangerous world of underground tombs where nothing is quite what it seems and he soon realises that no one can be trusted, not even his uncle as he is pushed into fulfilling his birthright as leader of the Daomu.


Although I have limited experience in graphic novels, this one has the most amazing art of anything I've viewed before. In a word it is stunning. The colours are muted but still vibrant and the amount of detail in each panel is absolutely astounding. Since I viewed this through a ebook file I would imagine the hardcover version coming out in Feb 2015 would be jaw droppingly good.


The story was quite complex and kept me on my toes, there are quite a few twists and turns as we learn along with Sean who is to be trusted and who is not. Sean is a fairly engaging character, neither too perfect not too bratty to get behind and I was completely invested in how his story would end.


The mythology used in this is also fascinating and anything that has lots of monsters and beasties gets the thumbs up from me.


One of the best graphic novels I've viewed and I highly recommend this.