Comic Book Review: Amelia Cole and the Unknown World # 1 from #Monkeybrain
|Amelia Cole and the Unknown World,
where the real world and magic meet.
Amelia Cole and the Unknown World # 1 from D.J. Kirkbride and Adam P. Knave (Writers) with art by Nick Brokenshire is the first comic in a new series from Monkeybrain Comics about Amelia Cole’s life after she finds herself in a new, unknown world (you may have gotten that from the title). We meet the eponymous Ms. Cole fighting a giant monster in the middle of a city, trying to fight it off with her magic wand. It’s a ‘magic in the real world’ story with a twist. There are two known worlds in Amelia Cole and the Unknown World: A magic world and a non-magic world. The non-magic world is our own. The magic world appears to track closely to ours with the exception that it is infused with magic. Police officers have wands and can sense large bursts of magical energy. Amelia can travel between the world via doors, however those doors must be anchored on a real wall. The protagonist’s troubles begin when she realizes that the demon she is fighting is in the mundane world, not the magical world where it would be less, well, out of place (although, I mean, it’s still a demon, so I imagine it wouldn’t be terrible in place there, either).
Score: 7 out of 10