Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Richard Boom0
Review: Guinevere and the Divinity Factory #1 (of 5)
Guinevere and the Divinity Factory, centers around a mysterious, redheaded woman with magical abilities.
She infiltrates a community of mages in a huge mansion filled with partying guests. Why she wants to is not clear yet, nor if she is good-willed or evil-willed but the flow of the story and visuals is such that it is like jumping into the middle of the story and you are just happy to be witness and see how it plays out.
So while (codename) Guinevere is taken into the spirit realm, she is friendly-advisory confronted with some hard truths about herself and the world she thinks she knows. It will be curious to see if she can come out on top if the cliffhanger is any indication into her personal journey as well.
Creator and writer Preston Poulter knows how to jump right smack into a story, keep it interesting, put in enough layers and promises and reader-questions (we sure hope to get resolved of course) to make us care for the comic. All in all, this is one darn intoxicating read!
Artist Rod Luper (ably helped with solid inking and coloring) gives me a fun feeling like a mixture of older Top Cow goodness with Indy-Pro work and is able to hold his own. His storytelling makes a reader leap from panel to panel with ease, as if small rooms are as easily drafted as big party-scenes or ghost-floating sceneries. What truly is “in your face” are the jumpscary moments with them darn fugly monsters though. Creeping me out all on all fronts and making sure I want to return to the next issue!
Guinevere and the Divinity Factory is a five issue miniseries, with the first issue available through Kickstarter and more to follow. Want my advice? Start collecting this series!
Guinevere and the Divinity Factory #1 (of 5)
Creator: Preston Poulter
Story: Preston Poulter
Pencils: Rod Luper
Inks: Diana Greenhalgh
Colors: Eddy Swan, Blond
Cover: Rod Luper
Kickstarter Variant: Paolo Pantalena
Price: 5.00 USD via INDEMAND INDIEGOGO