Issue by Issue – Visionaries #4

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

With this fourth issue of Visionaries, Gerry Conway and Mark Bagley take the focus off of the every-brewing battle between the Spectral Knights and the Darkling Lords and instead craft a tale featuring Witterquick and Cindarr. It all begins with a dream, one where a beautiful woman begs for help. Witterquick cannot help but be moved by it and begs Leoric to let him go and follow what he knows to be true. In another part of the realm, Cindarr has the same dream and despite an edict from Darkthorn stating none may leave the compound without his express order, Cindarr leaves anyway with nobody able to stop him. So it is that Conway pits each man against the other in a sort of race, each reaching for the same goal with the both of them unwitting pawns though they know it not. Aside from the first issue of the title, this is the most enjoyable story that has been told yet as it finds the two knights using their powers to their fullest in various ways to both outwit each other as well as trying to obtain their respective goals. There even comes a moment where they team up with the other in order to defeat a local warlord who looks to put a crimp in their plans. Suffice it to say, said warlord was no match for the two, especially when they combine their powers. Bagley does a great job at making it all quite exciting, the pace running almost as quick as Witterquick and with Conway’s script which plays it all fast and loose as well as playing the two characters off of each other making it not only exciting but a lot of fun too. As it is, the race comes to a conclusion once all the trials are done and it is Witterquick who makes it to the tomb where Sirena is imprisoned. Cindarr is upset of course but when he is assailed by the demons that the witch unleashes as she has no more need for him, he realizes that the two of them were fooled and he knows that he will need to team with Witterquick one more time in order to make sure her evil never infects the world again. Though this might have been a standalone story, it has turned out to be one of the best so far and really makes the reader want to see what comes next.

4 out of 5

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  1. Great job as usual!! I love your issue by issue series and in particular the topics. You are literally writing the visual soundtrack of my childhood!! Loving these licensed books!! More please!!


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