The Mighty Zodiac: Starfall – Review
Written by J. Torres
Illustrated by Corin Howell
Colored by Maarta Laiho
Lettered by Warren Wucinich
Published by Oni Press
Master Long, the ailing leader of the Mighty Zodiac sends his warriors out to collect six stars that fell from the sky one night in Gaya. They need to obtain them before the Moon Rabbit Army can. Because should the Rabbits get them, the entire balance and nature of Gaya will be at stake and in grave danger. Instead Master Long plans on using the stars to cure himself instead. But is that a wise or foolish move? Trying to find the cure would be equally dangerous for Gaya as the Rabbits. A danger that could spell the end for the Mighty Zodiac itself.
I love the fact that every animal has little traits inherent to their own particular species. How it also deals with certain limitations with creativity is interesting to see. For example a snake writing a letter in a manner that would make sense if a real snake was indeed writing a letter. It also bypasses certain limitation of hoofed animals by giving them human like hands. Which is understandable as you don’t wish to limit yourself in that manner, but yet even in their certain human like aspects they retain as much of their animal natures as possible.
The comic comes with a small bio of all people involved. I wish there had been an art gallery or early sketches as it would have done the art a lot of justice.
I would suggest that one would enjoy picking up this comic and is not expecting a mellow, sweet Disney like story involving animals. Or if you have a young fan of fantasy in your home.