Artifact One #0
Introducing Remi, a young and energetic explorer and relic hunter, whose boundless curiosity leads to a startling discovery beyond anything she could have imagined! Along with her alchemist father, Remi works in secret, away from the prying eyes of the ruling clerics who lord over the realms of her world with their ancient decrees and strict devotion. Remi has her own sense of dedication - Her heart to adventure and her mind to the truth. But, what happens when that truth could change the fate of her entire planet, and destroy the very fabric of her civilization?
Artifact One is an ambitious series focused around an alien heroine named Remi and her alchemist father as they search their lush world for undiscovered resources. Issue #0 immediately invokes themes like Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider, paying homage to adventure classics while creating a magnificent new world to explore.
Although the story is both original and exciting, what makes this series stand out from the rest is the artistic direction spearheaded by the talented Romina Moranelli. The world that is introduced within the first few panels of the issue is vibrant and captivating, and it helps to pull readers into the story. Everything from the unique color palette to the lettering contributes to the excellent worldbuilding process and the overall exploratory nature of the series. It’s simply gorgeous.
If you’ve been searching for a solid series from Aspen to jump into that isn’t part the many long-running ongoing titles and different crossover events, Artifact One is exactly what you’ve been looking for. It is a beautiful representation of the quality of storytelling that can be found at Aspen, but it is also indicative of the potential future that readers can expect to see. Even though this is an introductory #0 issue for the series, it lays an expansive foundation possible of telling a truly epic story where curiosity could have dire consequences.
The creative team behind Artifact One has delivered a grand story that has a lot of potential moving forward. This really is a series that any comic book fan can pick up and enjoy. A strong sense of worldbuilding along with interesting characters help to create a story that captures reader’s imaginations, while beautiful artwork makes it impossible to put down. Don’t miss out on Artifact One #0 from Aspen Comics!
Invoking adventure classics like Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider, Artifact One successfully creates an exciting and beautiful new world where knowledge and danger go hand in hand.
Artifact One #0: Afraid of the Truth
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Art - 9/109/10
- Color - 10/1010/10
- Cover Art - 8/108/10