Review: Manifest Destiny #17

Pacing, pacing, pacing! Manifest Destiny #17 is paced so well. The story is complimented by the page and panel arrangements and it all manages to create a great flow through the entire book. And the use of color is once again stellar. Manifest-Destiny-#17-1I do enjoy these little snippets of backstory we are being fed.  Each is so succinct whether it’s told in a few pages, a single page or even a single panel. And Sacagawea! We get a nice long look into her past and her grooming from a young child into the fierce warrior woman she became. I’d be flat out excited to read a full issue of her growing up with Morning Fox, who remains an intimidating person of interest. But it’s about Sacagawea and with so many men on the frontier it’s nice to see some real care and attention being taken with the most important female character.

Oh shit, and the Vameter!  The great promise of the Vameter does not disappoint.  The fantastic fantasy character design continues as the few large shots we get of the beast are stunning. I found myself spending a little extra time ogling him, I’m not shy about it.

You should probably read the book. It’s that simple. It remains a very well told original story, beautifully drawn and colored. But maybe that’s not your thing, don’t know why it wouldn’t be though.

Score: 5/5

Manifest Destiny #17 Writer: Chris Dingess Artist: Matthew Roberts Publisher: Image/Skybound Price: $3.99 Release Date: 9//15 Format: Ongoing; Print/Digital