Dragon Arms

 DRAA   (Antarctic, 2002-2003)

™ and © Antarctic Press

From his skyborne kingdom, Lord Eon wages war against the Northern Countries and dispatches his feared General Stone to destroy the city of Oasis. But his greater goal is to flush out the mythic spellcaster Anrack, reputed to have returned from the dead to fight alongside warriors who wield the fabled “Dragon Arms.”

Shapeshifting into a winged demon, Stone leads his bruise crew to nuke Shyndai’s fair outpost. These townspeople better hope that Anrack is not just a legend and that his four compatriots are more than a match for these dangerous attackers.

As setups go, this issue of “Blood and Steel” gets off to a good start. This new “American manga” storyline keeps the fantasy scenarios coming with a familiar range of character types (swordsman, geisha, gal with an attitude) who, it is to be hoped, will be more fully fleshed-out in forthcoming episodes. Trying to be noticeably more dramatic than typical Antarctic fare, Dragon Arms sets the stage with the requisite style, so readers can wait to see whether the substance shows up.

— Oliver Chin

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  12/1/2002
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