Neotopia Vol. 3: The Kingdoms Beyond

 NV3B   (Antarctic, 2004)

™ and © 2004 Rod Espinosa

In a distant, almost fairytale future, the Empire of Krossos is trying to conquer the world. Grand Duchess Nydia (actually Nalyn, Nydia’s servant-girl double), the only surviving officer of Mathenia’s aerial fleet destroyed when their supposed allies join Krossos, takes command of the Majestic Explorer and leads its escape. Volume 3, The Kingdoms Beyond, describes the adventures of Nalyn and her brave crew, as they sail through the skies of unknown kingdoms toward what they hope is the one country remaining loyal to Mathenia. In this last issue of this volume, Nalyn must decide whether to remain in friendly Lesazon (a feminist Amazonian far-future Britain) to help defend it from its enemy (a puppet of Krossos) or continue toward an uncertain reception in Nest.

Espinoza’s intelligent writing and charismatic characters are enhanced by his beautifully colored and detailed art. Fans of 18th century-style military uniforms and royal fashions will love his lavish costuming. The four-issue volumes are quickly collected into manga-format graphic novels, but each issue of Neotopia is worth reading as soon as it comes out.

— Fred Patten

Jump to issue:
  NotesWriterArtist

#1

 
  $2.99
  $2.99
1 copy available for $0.99
B&WRod EspinosaRod Espinosa

#2

  3/1/2004
  $2.99
  $5.50
1 copy available for $1.99
B&WRod EspinosaRod Espinosa

#3

  5/1/2004
  $2.99
  $2.99
1 copy available for $2.99
B&WRod EspinosaRod Espinosa

#4

  6/1/2004
  $2.99
  $4.00
2 copies available from $3.99
B&WRod EspinosaRod Espinosa

#5

 
  $2.99
  $4.00
2 copies available from $3.99
B&WRod EspinosaRod Espinosa

Book #3

 
  $9.99
  $11.50
3 copies available from $4.99
Collects Neotopia Vol. 3 #1-5; ca. 2004Rod EspinosaRod Espinosa