I'm looking forward to the next 2 vol. of this work. I wasn't wholly amazed by it like when I watched the trailer online (must be the music by Wagner) but I definitely want to know where everything goes and how it all turns out for Siegfried. The book is really in 2 halves, the first 70 pgs are the comic and the rest is concept art and interviews with Alex Alice about his process of creation. My assumption was that, at 144 pgs you would be getting 6-7 comic that would be act 1 of 3, setting up a grand stage for this epic. But its really half that and basically a layout for the animation film thats to come later, (which will be the real masterpiece). If you're like me in waiting for publication to come out I went on a search for the Siegfried story. I've actually seen the entire 14hr Opera by Wagner but can't honestly say I remember the character Siegfried. That's because he's not the main star of the Ring of the Nieblung like i thought and he only appears in small portion according to AA's interview. What he's done here is to take a minor character and tell his story fully fleshed out, but modernized. If you're looking for a pictoral or animated view of a classic you've looked in the wrong place, it's neither the ancient version or the recent James Baldwin ver. I have to be honest and say I even take some issue with the Disneyfication of it a bit (making Siegfried an orphan). And with mythology I like to hear long details about how the world works, you get some of that here, but I wanted more. none of the panels burned into my brain and call me back to stare at them. Most of that's in the concept work and youtube trailer. So this may sound like a down review to some extent but its not, the book is simply an appetizer before the main course, and its good enough to keep you satisfied and worth the price.