Issue by Issue – Visionaries #3

Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Mark Bagley
Inker – Romeo Tanghal
Colours – Julianna Ferriter
Letters – Janice Chiang

Things on Prysmos have not been the same since magic returned to the land and one man who knows that is Harkon who now runs for his life, carrying a secret that could change the course of history once again. Reekon and Mortdred mean to get that secret for their boss Darkstorm but just as they are getting close, the good guys show up and foil those plans. Taking Harkon back to the castle and to Leoric, they soon learn that this secret could herald the end of magic and the return of science and thus an end to those troubles which plague nearly every person on the planet. Gerry Conway and Mark Bagley tell a tale full of adventure and morality, one where the wrong decision could make things worse for a populace already having gone through a lot. As far as Darkstorm is concerned, he has none for he is in the business of power. Anything that he can gain to cement his rule and to expand that rule is on the table and while he never learns specifically what it is that the Knights are headed out to search for, he knows that he and his men must do the same in case that power is taken off the table. As for that power, Conway delves into the history books of Prysmos a little and it is discovered to be a bomb that contains a very strange type of rock, one that could very well reverse the current direction that everyone finds themselves moving in. As both heroes and villains close in on the area where this hidden bomb lies, they come into conflict with one another once again and it is a battle far more fierce than any previously had due to the inclusion of various vehicles and the desire to keep the object out of each other’s hands. Bagley does a great job of making the book exciting to read, especially in the latter half and Conway strikes a good balance between drama and action, between good and evil and what Leoric has to think about in order to do what is best for everyone. For a book based on a cartoon, it has turned out to be a pretty good read thus far.

3.5 out of 5

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  1. I have vague recollections about the Visionaries comics, it was a fun series as I remember. I recall having some of the action figures when I was a kid, the little hologram on their chest units were cool!

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