Something Epic #2
Outside our perception, creative thought takes physical form, with only a handful of individuals known as Epics able to interact with this wondrous hidden world. But for fourteen-year-old Danny Dillon, accepting these responsibilities himself won’t be easy—or safe.
If the first issue of Something Epic was Szymon Kudranski’s Valentine to the transformative power of imagination and the way that time and practical life experience diminishes it, Something Epic #2 is a more somber look at how imagination resurges as an antibody to help us cope with loss and headache. Just as beautifully illustrated as the first installment, the second chapter has a decidedly darker tone as our protagonist, now aged 14, processes his mother’s slow and devastating fight with cancer. Imagination becomes a proxy for dealing with dark feelings and processes harsh realities that come along too quickly for adolescent minds to cope.
Kudranski’s artistic approach to this issue exudes a raw and noir-infused essence, delving into somber and contemplative subjects while evoking strong emotions. His illustrations here possess an atmospheric and melancholic quality, utilizing striking lines and shadows to evoke a profound sense of depth and theatricality. Witnessing these qualities in Kudranski’s original creation is truly thrilling, as it showcases an unparalleled emotional depth.
As this issue builds to a crescendo the larger story begins to emerge. The rage that comes from helplessness and the promise of love and intimacy intertwine as Danny Dillon begins to harness a swell of emotion from creativity to creation. Like this book, it’s a wonder to behold.
Something Epic #2 is a darker but worthy chapter is a beautifully written and illustrated story.
Something Epic #2: A Dark Turn to a Beautiful Story
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Art - 10/1010/10
- Color - 9/109/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10
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