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Valentine, Volume 1: The Ice Death
     

Valentine, Volume 1: The Ice Death

by Alex de Campi
 

  • 1812. As the mightiest army in the world is pitilessly ground into dust by the Russian winter, two soldiers, lost in a blizzard, are given a package by a dying general. Suddenly the young soldiers find themselves hunted by relentless,
    blood-eyed monsters out of their worst childhood nightmares! For those tales of terror and legend told across the Earth

Overview

  • 1812. As the mightiest army in the world is pitilessly ground into dust by the Russian winter, two soldiers, lost in a blizzard, are given a package by a dying general. Suddenly the young soldiers find themselves hunted by relentless,
    blood-eyed monsters out of their worst childhood nightmares! For those tales of terror and legend told across the Earth all have a kernel of truth: humans are not alone. And these monsters, now stuck in a world whose magic has drained away, will do anything to go home. Pity the humans caught in their path!
  • Collecting the first 10 chapters of the hit online supernatural thriller
    Valentine, by Alex de Campi and Christine Larsen, with an exclusive,
    print-only 42-page bonus story drawn by Cassandra James.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Valentine is a Hussar making the frozen and tortuous retreat out of Russia with Napoleon’s forces in 1812. While stumbling homeward through the snow and ice, he encounters a mysterious stranger who entrusts him with a mysterious sword. Soon, Valentine is being pursued by a band of sinister soldiers with glowing red eyes, who shoot and kill him. Valentine is revived soon after by a strange woman and wakes up in a hospital in France completely healed. This promising premise is soon revealed to be a typical magical good versus evil tale, with a man named Roland rescuing Valentine, and revealing the sword is the key to a portal between the human world and a magical one. The book makes for an entertaining adventure, one that indulges in werewolves and vampires, but keeps a steady and exciting pace. Valentine himself is not particularly memorable as a foolhardy soldier, but there are indications that he will grow into a more vivid character as the series continues. The art veers between serious action and a looser, less focused style, occasionally undermining the comic’s tone. Even with these moments of unsteadiness, this work shows promise. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607066248
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Series:
Valentine: The Comic Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 16 Years

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