I had the pleasure of reviewing “The Guardians” a project by Todd Black of BlackMagicWolf Productions. This very creative feel good story is based around the city of Delta and the two “Guardians”, Element and Chaos, who were created to defend the city and its population.
I commend Todd on his story telling. I found the story line to be family friendly and engrossing. Todd’s writing is very in-depth and allows the reader to truly get to know the main characters and their individual personalities. He truly humanizes the Guardians, while also maintaining their sense of mystique. He uses a good amount of dialogue in his writing, which I enjoy, and is not reliant on the artwork to sell the story.
Speaking of the artwork…Eng Chee Chua does an excellent job of tying the artwork into the story. The art is very expressive and truly captures the emotions and spirit of the characters and the story throughout the book. The coloring by Alex Garcia is spot on and very vibrant.
Overall I would rate The Guardians an 8/10. Given a chance…I believe most readers will thoroughly enjoy this read. I know I did, and look forward to seeing the direction it takes.