historical fiction Archives

Brothers Dracul #2 cover by Mirko Colak and Maria Santaolalla
Mehmet comes to grips with his own inadequacy during the fight. The first issue disappointed me somewhat with its sidetracking of what, at first glance, seemed to be a straightforward historical fiction by injecting it with the predictable vampiric elements that now accompany the legend of Vlad the Impaler Brothers Dracul #2 asks why we can't[...]
Rough Riders: Ride or Die #4 cover by Patrick Olliffe and Gabe Eltaeb
Alice goes gung-ho in her proto-Starktech suit, Jack Johnson's bid to save Houdini causes more problems than it solves. That last one really bothers me, because it makes Johnson out to seem a little incompetent. It's also one of those historical fiction comics that seems to know the eventual fates of all its characters Usually that would[...]
Rough Riders: Ride or Die #3 cover by Patrick Olliffe and Gabe Eltaeb
It's a fun historical fiction twist on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen structure with far less depth and general quality If you start loading up something like that simple idea with unneeded complexity and contrivance, it's going to show all the more. Rough Riders: Ride or Die #3 art by Patrick Olliffe and Gabe Eltaeb Patrick Olliffe's[...]
Brothers Dracul #1 cover by Mirko Colak and Maria Santaolalla
While I'm sure it will bother me less in issues to come, here, it felt like adding an unnecessary supernatural element to a comic that already had me engaged on the merits of simple historical fiction The story of Vlad and Radu as prisoners of the Ottoman Empire had me interested; this just felt like[...]