Chimera is an Unpredictable Motivating and Compelling Space Odyssey

first_img ‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast UniverseDamon Lindelof Starts Beef With Alan Moore Ahead of HBO’s ‘Watch… “Haunted by their past, a crew of thieves is hired for a covert mission in the midst of a galaxy being ripped apart by an interstellar holy war. If they want to survive – much less succeed – they most navigate hostile worlds, vengeful aliens, a deranged demon and a betrayal from within.” CHIMERA VOL. 1(W+I): Tyler EllisThe tippy too thing I love about comics is the world building. It’s why so many stories are the way they are, especially in the realm of sci-fi, fantasy and even horror and drama. World-building spans throughout genre and narratives that can make or break a comic. If your world isn’t dope, why would I want to be here for a long time? Chimera happens to be one of those comics. The world-building becomes a flowing flux within the story. It carries compelling and increasingly mysterious characters with a landscape that’s guaranteed to blow you away, You expect it within the first pages, but as you keep reading, it builds to something you’d never expect.via ComickerWith Chimera, there is no doubt you’ll get some Saga vibes from off of it. Let’s state that very much up front. However, even with that glimmering vibes of Saga, Tyler Ellis builds a haunting and unsuspecting paradise all on its own that makes this comic something cleverly special. Saga focuses on an intergalactic love that creates war. Chimera focuses on a religious aspect. A holy war looms over everyone with four thieves in the middle and a mysterious device smack at the center of it all. It leaves you with so many questions. Who are these thieves? What starting this war? What is a Chimera? Why is it so important? Ellis’ narrative brings these questions out of you and slowly but surely answers them. He keeps you gripped tightly as we watch this holy war spin out of control with all sides devious and beliefs at odds.Ellis’ way of telling this story creates a heartbreaking, realistic and naturally driven narrative that you gravitate towards. He weaves a story of religion that’s laced with things we’re all familiar with. He also brings his characters (and readers) in touch with their faith, belief, and deception, turning them on their head and making them look deeper. You’ll find yourself falling into this tale and within each panel and each turn of the page, figure out that you want to be apart of the story. (It’s dangerous tho… don’t do that.)via ComickerEllis makes this tale unpredictable, motivating, and compelling. This is how he becomes brilliant with his world-building skills. He tells the time between events happening in the past and present. With character backstories pacing themselves between, in the then and the now. You weave in and out of these stories with such ease, and this is on the back of Ellis’ brilliant characters as well.I love characters with absolute flaws. Each of these characters have their own holy war going on inside of them as the outside is fighting one as well. These characters have experienced loss, grief, betrayal, judgment, heartache and hopefully redemption and a sense of safety at the end of the day. They’re burdened with conflictions and riddled with wrong and right.What Ellis’ does with these characters brings a very much human and likable (or dislikable, depending on the character) flawed-like quality to them. It helps to keep the story interesting and to keep you invested in more of what Ellis has to offer.via ComickerEllis’ illustrations also form another element to this comic. He dazzles with arrestingly vibrant details that give the world the push it needs to be extraordinary. The landscapes that Ellis creates are absolutely breathtaking. He brings fast structures and settings that make you want to fall in even more. However, one thing I loved about this comic was Ellis’ character designs. Each character displays their distinguished personality to who they are and where they’ve been. It very much goes along with their stories that and expands upon it. For example, let’s take Charlie with his tattoos. In his backstory, he was just starting to collect. Looking at him now, you can see his journey without it having to be explained. The natural storytelling Ellis carries with his art, and his narrative gives Chimera the push to the greatness it deserves.Chimera Vol. 1 will continue to keep you on your toes. It doesn’t necessarily come with happy endings and questions will and won’t be readily answered. That’s exactly what’s fantastic about it. This comic exudes charm and magic in its panels, creating dangerous terrain and with imperfect characters, you can’t help but love. It makes the journey so much more absorbing and appealing to be a part of.  Chimera Vol. 1 is available now on Comixology. Stay on targetlast_img

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