Gargoyles: Dark Ages #1
Written by Greg Weisman
Art by Drew Moss
Colors by Martina Pignedoli
Letters by Jeff Eckleberry
The Rundown: Hudson recalls his first tenuous steps in trusting humans.
It’s 971 and two men make a dangerous journey into the forest. A journey that will have them meeting with a younger Hudson as he leads the Wyvern clan of Gargoyles which includes a young Goliath and Demona as part of their ranks. When the men offer an alliance in order to depose a dangerous king, Hudson reluctantly agrees for the safety of his clan and their rookery.
After coming up with a plan to stop the king’s forces, Hudson and the others wait for the sun to go down before they strike. A plan that the younger gargoyles, especially Demona disagree with especially since they have been forbidden to get involved.
The Story: Weisman expands the Gargoyle lore with a wonderful tale of the exploits of a young Hudson. The story is filled with great action, intrigue and thrills and I love seeing the clan dynamic in action. The issue does an excellent job of expanding the world of these characters as well as showcasing the conflicts to come both inside and outside of the clan. The first issue teases an engaging story that I definitely want to see more of.
The Art: Moss offers some beautifully detailed art with a fantastic style that is as visually compelling as the story itself.