The Sword #1

November 12, 2007 | Comics


The Sword #1
The Luna Brothers
Image Comics
$3.25/$2.99 US
**** (out of five)

Three strangers came to Dara Brighton’s home looking for a sword and instead carved up her whole world.
It’s been a few years since she lost the ability to walk, but Dara’s not letting it get her down. She’s got a promising art career ahead of her and is out to impress her college professor.
When the aforementioned strangers appear to recognize Dara’s dad while he’s picking up his wife at the airport, they follow him home and invite themselves in.
They tear the house to shreds and torture Dara’s dad to get him to reveal the weapon’s location, but he protests ignorance — so they begin torching the house and killing his family!
They appear to have no compunctions about killing a disabled person and Dara looks to be doomed, when the floor beneath her gives way and they leave her for dead. Instead she finds herself alone and bleeding under the flaming building and face to face with a sword! When she grabs it, her wounds begin to heal and she finds herself able to… stand?
The Luna Brothers, creators of such acclaimed series as Ultra and the recently concluded epic, Girls, get right back to making compelling comic books with this new modern fantasy series that promises to be another classic.

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