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A comic series by Claudio Sanchez

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The Amory Wars AKA What Coheed & Cambria are really singing about...I think

  • Mar 27, 2012
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What did you like best about this comic or movie?
What I like best about this comic really depends on the issue.  The one things that are consistently fantastic in this comic are:
1.  The set designs are quite good, especially when it comes to the space settings
2. The action scenes are simply great, always fast paced and exciting 

Action? Adventure? Boring?

Plot Summery: (As described by wikipedia...yes I am that lazy)
The Amory Wars is set in Heaven's Fence, a collection of 78 planets held in place by interconnecting beams of energy, known as the Keywork. The first half of the story narrates Coheed Kilgannon and Cambria Kilgannon's struggle against Wilhelm Ryan, the Supreme Tri-Mage (later referred to as the Archmage). The second half of the story focuses on the heroic journey of their son, messianic Claudio Kilgannon. Over the course of the story, Claudio assumes the mantle of The Crowing, foretold savior of Heaven's Fence. In the end, he will face the Archmage, absolute ruler of Heaven's Fence and the one ultimately responsible for the death of Claudio's family.

The Amory Wars is an incredibly fast paced epic spanning from the dawning of our protagonist Claudio powers and eventual transition into The Crowing, an ultimate warrior in this universe; and yes I do realize that having the name of the ultimate warrior being The Crowing sounds very forced and just strange.  However, while the initial concept sounds very exciting, the execution comes across as very confusing as so many subjects are thrown at you all at once.  In the first issue we are introduced to another galaxy, an entire society, vaguely described super powers based on genetic splicing, a tense family dynamic, all of which the writer, Claudio Sanchez, expects you to just accept.  It maybe interesting but there is so much to take it

Who published the comic? Artist, Writer?
Writer & Creator: Claudio Sanchez (Of Coheed & Cambria fame Side Note: Listen to Coheed & Cambria, they are an incredibly talented progessive rock band)
Artist(s): Gus Vasquez later to be replaced by Chris Miller
Published: Image Comics

What's the bottom line? Recommended? Forget it?
It's very hard to describe whether I like or dislike this comic.  While there are many fantastic concepts and unique is absolutely a word to describe this, there are also many convoluted parts and much of the dialogue is completely groan worthy.  However, the more time I've given this comic, the more interesting it becomes.  While the initial start up is very shaky when it comes to dialogue and art, there is something that constantly drew me in.  As time went on the universe is more and more fleshed out and Sanchez's writing has improved dramatically.  I'll admit I am still reading the series so a final verdict is still to be seen.  For now though I would only recommend for the fans of the "Sci-Fi Fantasy" genre such as Dune, but still give it a shot, but try not to give up at first.

The Amory Wars AKA What Coheed & Cambria are really singing about...I think The Amory Wars AKA What Coheed & Cambria are really singing about...I think

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March 30, 2012
Ha, great review and love the title!
March 30, 2012
Thank you, I actually forgot to mention that all of C&C's music is about The Amory Wars so kind of a musical epic. Hence the title
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My name is Ian, and interesting would not really be a word to describe me. I'm an aspiring writer with a huge passion for movies and video games, some of which consume much of my time. Sadly that's … more
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