Though I haven t read the novel FALLEN HEROES by Barry Nugent which this comic book is based upon, this book is filled with a whole new universe full of objects of mystery, high flying adventure, monsters, espionage, Indiana Jones-caliber action, and a whole lot of fun characters. The book also oozes indie goodness, meaning the art is somewhat rough, but shows tons of potential. In the first segment, Fragments of Fate , artist Roy Huteson Stewart does a great job of conveying action with creative use of panel and movement. Though thick on inks, artist Rob Carey has a softness of line that reminds me a lot of Patrick Oliffe crossed with the splattery technique of a Jorge Zaffino, yet the colors sometimes distract in his segment called Band of Butchers . In Wrath of God , Steve Penfold has an unconventional AEON FLUX sort of skewed angled vibe going on in this tensely paced shoot-em-up. Conor Boyle s Operation Solomon is filled with page upon page of subtle intensity with gorgeous hues and tones throughout. And the final tale, Stolen by Cormac Hughes, is told in simple black and white with breathtaking attention to line variation giving the panels, though colorless, depth and distinction I haven t seen since Seth Fisher s work. The stories are a lot of fun too, full of military and spy adventure. Again, if you re looking for the cleanest art and most polished of stories, look elsewhere. But if you want to see that glimmer of superstardom from unknown artists who just might be taking the world by storm some time in the future, UNSEEN SHADOWS: TALES FROM THE FALLEN is a good place to look. --Aintitcool
They are murderers, martyrs and mercenaries in the no-man s-land between adventure and crusade soldiers of fate and fierce honour, bound together in mystery, darkness and blood. Their enemies are shadows haunting the outermost borders of a darkening world, and as night approaches the shadows grow long.
They are the Fallen, and these are their stories.
Tales of the Fallen is an anthology of four stories featuring characters from the best selling novel Fallen Heroes by Barry Nugent.An Introduction to the anthology is provided by Jonathan Ross.
'this book is filled with a whole new universe full of objects of mystery, high flying adventure, monsters, espionage, Indiana Jones-caliber action, and a whole lot of fun characters.' (Ainitcool)
'If, like me, you like rip-roaring testosterone fuelled pulp fiction with soldiers, and mysteries, and all round weird stuff in, then this is the book for you.'(Jonathan Ross)
'an intriguing package for a pulp series that blends different genres effectively.' (NewPulp)