- Published: Berkeley, Calif. Image Comics, 2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Graphic Novel
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The sword. Volume 1, Fire
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Call number: Adult Graphic Novel / Sword
Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor
"Originally published in single magazine form as The sword #1-6"--T.p. verso.
"It was a day like any other for Dara Brighton, a promising young college student, until three powerful strangers knocked on her door, looking for a mysteriously powerful sword. During their search, they brutally murdered her family and destroyed her life. But Dara's journey has just begun"--P.  of cover.
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The Sword isn't very good. The art looks amateurish and the characters are stupid. No one seems to question whether a blurry video clip of Dara jumping over a building is actually a girl jumping over a building. Thugs have no issue with slaughtering funeral-goers in public just to capture what they think is a regular girl in exchange for a few keys of meth. Dara adjusts instantly to her transformation from paraplegic to Supergirl. The artists keep digitally blurring the backgrounds of panels to indicate distance; it looks cheap.
And yet something about it appealed to me...I went directly from "Huh, that kind of sucked" to "I wonder how quickly the library can have volume 2 for me." Maybe I'm just that big a sucker for a revenge story.
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