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Reviews of 'The Legend of Huma #6 (Cover A)'

The Legend of Huma #6 (Cover A)

by Richard A. Knaak, Tracy Hickman, Steve Kurth
Legend of Huma Adaptation, Volume 6


Reviews of 'The Legend of Huma #6 (Cover A)'

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Reviewer: Cassandra Jacobs

Rating: Stars

The Cover

Drawn by Steve Kurth, who's known for doing the interior art and some of the covers for the newly released Chronicles comic editions. I'm quite impressed with his charging Huma on the front of this issue. Nice details, clean lines and coloring. But why is Huma grey like a zombie? Looks like someone oopsied there.

Interior Art

As is standard for the Huma comics, we have a different artist and color person, thus creating the disconcerting lack of continuity between issues. Fortunately though, the artist in this issue is the cover artist, Steve Kurth, who has an interesting art style (that does take some getting used to) but is generally decent overall. You can feel continuity if you read this after you read some of the Chronicles comics. Carsten Bradley did the coloring in this issue.

I do have to ask though... why did they model one of the metallic dragons off a brontosaurus dinosaur? It looks really odd. The neck is way too long.

The Storyline

The story begins with Huma and Kaz still within Magius' tower, but it seems that the forces of evil have managed to locate it and have sent a fleet of dragons and Black Guards to attack the citadel. The knight and his minotaur companion escape through a back entrance and wind up separated when they're pursued by riders and dread wolves. Although wounded in battle, Huma survives and finds himself in the company of a force of Ergothians who take him in and help him heal. There, he learns more about the war in Ergoth. On patrol one day though, Huma chases a suspicious dread wolf into an abandoned town where he gets knocked out by a gas trap and taken prisoner by hooded figures in dark robes. Here the story ends, suggesting the reader continue with the novel.

Unlike the previous comics, this issue of the Legend of Huma didn't suffer from broken scenes and strangely aligned panels, making the flow of the story much easier to follow. But while re-reading it, I realized that there was little that made the story itself move forward. Yes, Huma and Kaz left Magius, and the knight joined up with another band of human defenders, but there's little information pertaining to the opposing army given, little information about Magius and his role in the war, no information about the robed figures who abducted Huma.

While this issue was released late and as a last ditch toss out to end the line of these comics, I honestly felt like there was little storyline presented in this issue that made it worth putting out.

Overall Impression

As stated in my thoughts on the storyline, I didn't feel this issue stands up to the others. Mind you, the artwork is extremely well done and the storyline is a lot smoother flowing than previous issues, but as far as taking the story forward, it did little in that regard.

Given some of the other criticisms I've had for other previous issues and even other comics and books though, this seems to be of minor consideration. It does lead me to wonder what the next issue would be like or even if this issue might have been different if it was known that they would be making more comics, but as this is the end of the line, I guess we'll never know.

For the collector in you, pick up this series. It's worth it.


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