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Pathfinder #1 Review

Written by on Aug 12, 2012
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Pathfinder #1

Rating: 4/5
Publisher Name: Dynamite Entertainment
Publisher Website:

Writer: Jim Zub
Pencils: Andrew Huerta
Colors: Ross Campbell
Number of Pages: 22
Price: 3.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
Paizo’s incredible award-winning, best-selling fantasy world, fiction line and tabletop RPG is now the ultimate fantasy comic from Dynamite Entertainment!
Valeros can rely on only his sword arm and his friends, the mysterious and beautiful sorcerer Seoni and silver tongued quick-witted elven rogue Merisiel, but nothing can prepare him for the dangers that lurk ahead. The scattered and chaotic goblin tribes of Varisia are changing, growing in power and unifying in ways no one has ever seen before. At the heart of this strange evolution is an ancient evil looking to establish itself anew.

Reviewer’s Comments:
When I chose to review this comic, I knew two things about it. 1) It was issue one of a limited series, and 2) It was a medieval fantasy comic, which I jump on as soon as they come out. What I learned upon reading it is that the comic is based on a fantasy fiction series and a tabletop RPG, two more things I’m very interested in. And the final thing I learned? This is a very entertaining comic.

In the first issue the three heroes; the warrior Valeros, along with his two gorgeous white haired(but not old) companions, the sorcerer Seoni, and the Elven swordstress Merisiel find themselves in battle with a group of goblins, which they take care of in quick fashion. They notice that the goblins have strange markings on them, so they take one of the corpses to the wise Ezren in a nearby town. They find out that the goblins had been a burden to the town for a little while now, and they meet up with a Dwarven woodsman to to get to the bottom of the Goblin situation. From there, all hell breaks loose and we are left with a cliffhanger that makes us angry about having to wait one more month to continue the story.

The dialogue is all very natural and the storytelling/pace is top notch. A lot could be said for how well this issue was written. The star of the show for me though was artist Andrew Huerta. I have raved quite a few times, at least once or twice on this site, actually, that I love seeing comic art that was clearly done with a pencil. In that regard the art in Pathfinder is some of the best I’ve seen in a couple of years. Just fantastic pencil work. I’ll be keeping my eyes open for more of Mr. Huerta when I’m done with this series. Great stuff.

Bottom line(cause Stonecold said so): Pathfinder is a fun, well written comic. If you enjoy RPG’s or classic fantasy/adventure stories, I can nearly guarantee that you will enjoy this comic.

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