Wednesday, August 8

Comic/Graphic Review: Xena - Penance by Meredith Finch

Author: Meredith Finch
Title: Xena - Penance
Genre: Comic, Fantasy
Pages: ebook
Expected publication: October 9th, 2018
Where I Got It: Netgalley

The path to redemption is never easy, and the journey of a warrior princess seeking to wash the blood of innocents from her hands is no exception. Xena travels to Athens, to plead for redemption in the temple of Eleos. But some things can never be forgiven and the shadows of past sins are long. Will Xena find redemption or betrayal waiting for her in the temple of the gods? The power, the passion, the danger... her courage would change the world. Xena: Warrior Princess. 

Ooooh, Xena. Love her. She was my hero growing so when I got the chance to read this I jumped at the opportunity to give it a go. 

The art is really good. I loved how Xena and especially her costume seemed to be very influenced by Wonderwoman. It makes sense and I loved the art. It was done well. The characters have similar looks to the original show, but I was happy that the artist decided to put her own spin on the characters. 

The story begins at the beginning with Xena on the road where she meets Gabrielle. She saves Gabrielle from some bandits and allows her to join her. It was good to start. It has been so long I cannot remember how the show started but I think it was similar. 

I honestly wished we didn't have to deal with Gabrielle. She is so annoying. Or, I wish, had her show up later. I would've liked some character building with Xena without Gabrielle running amok and getting in trouble. 

Overall, this was good. I enjoyed the art and this interpretation. I wouldn't mind some more! I'll give this 3 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

I had the biggest crush on Ares!

Carole Rae said...

Oh my goodness! ME TOO!

Melliane said...

I used to love the show

Carole Rae said...

I want to rewatch it

Sophia Rose said...

Love Xena! I miss that show. I will have to hunt this one down.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Yay for a good one and nice art :)

vvb32 reads said...

The cover art looks great.

Anachronist said...

I like the cover art too.

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, you must! It is on could request!

Anna, the art is lovely!

vvb32, yesss the art is good.

Ana, they did well!