Khaal: The Chronicles of the Galactic Emperor #1 Capsule Review

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Title:  Khaal: The Chronicles of the Galactic Emperor #1

Publisher:  Titan Comics

Writer:  Louis

Artist:  Valetin Secher

Colorist:  Delphine Rieu

Letterer:  Cat Connery

Cover Artist:  Valetin Secher

Review:  ★★★☆☆

I’m very open minded about reading new stories for every aspect that they bring to the artistic table. Khaal: The Chronicles of the Galactic Emperor isn’t really something that we have seen before. It felt like there are elements of Syfy’s Defiance, Planet Hulk, and I get this weird Emperor’s New Groove feel too. Mind you Khaal is not for kids in any way shape or form. It is adult in subject matter, violence, and sexual situations. Fortunately, all those things help the story and make it a stronger book to enjoy. The character designs of the three races of Empyreon are simplistic and clean. Their individual looks make each race look like they belong to the planet their inhabiting. I have to admit that Khaal himself reminds me of Kratos from the God of Wars game series on Playstation. The artwork of the book is fantastic and has a somewhat painted approach. The artist Valentin Secher does an excellent job of making the figures occupy their space. His work reminds me Mobius.  Khaal usually becomes the dominant element whenever he is on the page. The colors come off as a more other worldly experience. Our writer came up with a clever way for the telepathic characters to communicate. It actually took me a minute to figure out how they were talking to each other. So far the story is solid and since it’s “The Chronicles” there should be tons more stories to tell.

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