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Comic Review: ’13 Coins’

WRITERS: Martin Brennan, Michael B. Jackson
ARTIST: Simon Bisley, Ryan Brown
COVERS BY: Simon Bisley, Ryan Brown
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics


13 Coins is a unique story of faith, sin, lust, love, and murder.

It begins with a story of a great battle of fallen angels, with the actual story taking place in the aftermath of it. The title is one of the key components of this comic, as the 13 coins essentially resemble the 13 keys to free the king of the fallen angels. I have read and watched a lot of fallen angels stories, but 13 Coins really has a nice twist that adds to the amazingly dark and gory artwork and its unique form of story telling.

13 Coins is not for the faint of heart, for children, or for those who cannot stand blood, guts, foul language, and sexuality.

The artwork portrays the story line perfectly: dark and sinister. I enjoyed the characters and I definitely became connected to them, so when something dark befell them I would tear up! I caught myself gasping throughout the story,  in awe of the form of dark art that portrayed the emotions of the storyline, the way a few lines could capture disguised and pain. This was one of the more darker tales of a man’s life; it’s a story of letting go of the past and all of the pain that he had been through in order to lift himself up off the ground to help, and even save, mankind.

Major parts of this comic are accurate and biblical, but the creators and their warped minds twisted them to give it its own origin and story. You actually feel the pain, grief, sadness and rage the main character feels, and you connect with the supporting characters and learn to loath the villains.

I will definitely be looking for the rest of this series on the shelves when it is released!

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