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Sojourn #13

Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2002
By: Ray Tate



Writer: Ron Marz
Artists: Greg Land(p), Jay Leisten(i),Casear Rodriquez,Jason Ponsor(c)
Publisher: Crossgen

Ron Marz gives the Troll Captain Bohr center stage, but he doesn't really deserve it. Mr. Marz's attempts to engender nobility to the monster-flunky seem artificial.

In past issues, Bohr seemed nothing more than a servant to Mordath. We saw no hint of this attempt to infuse a Klingon-type honor to his characterization.

While the attempt itself is not necessarily a bad thing. The way in which it's executed is far too sudden and merely seems like padding in the quest for the five fragments that will call the legendary Ayden to put an end to Mordath's reign of terror.

Still, there's no denying that as usual, the artwork raises the overall quality of this most mediocre issue of Sojourn far more than it deserves. The idyllic setting rendered by Greg Land, guest-inker Jay Leisten and colorist Ceasar Rodriquez who has apparently decided to compete with Laura DePuy from Ruse evolve such a realistic, lush setting that you can hear the splash of water, the downpour of rain, birds singing and the rustling of woodland creatures.



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