Comic Book Reviews - The Elixir Review
Category: Comic Book Reviews
Writer: Jason Chiu and Alex De-Gruchy
In the capital city of Penning, King Hector, the ruler of Gulmakane, has recently fallen very ill, becoming desperate enough to put out the call for a hero to go on a quest – one that will grant the hero the hand of Hector’s daughter, Princess Diane, in marriage. This quest is to retrieve the Elixir of Eternity, a fabled vial of liquid said to grant an eternal life to whoever drank it. The quest is accepted by Roland Morgaine, a much-admired hero. But Roland is actually a ruthless liar and murderer who has manipulated his reputation over the years as a means to gain power. Hector has no idea that Roland – with the help of a gullible maid at the King’s castle – is actually the one behind his illness, slowly poisoning him so that Hector would want the Elixir of Eternity, a quest that Roland would accept and which would allow him to marry Princess Diane and become a prince.
I am not without gripes, however. Not that I have many. In fact, I have exactly two, one is very small and easy to overcome, the other is dependent on the buyer. First the smaller one. There were a couple times when dialogue balloons would be coming from the wrong spot. It was distracting, to be honest, but it happened only twice, and very early in the book and I was able to overlook it by the time I got past it. The relative gripe for me would be the price. The comic was very good, but the price to me is a bit steep. You can get comics at the same page count for a little more than half the price.
Bottom line(Cause Stonecold said so): With both of those gripes, I still give The Elixir a 4/5, because every other aspect of the comic is executed as well as I can picture it being executed. If you’re in the market for something fresh and got a little extra change in your pocket, this is a very good read.