Review: Engineward

Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the word of the god-like Celestials is absolute, and they rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of an ancient ghoulem, she finds all is not as intended. Her destiny-and that of her world-lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown.

Writer: George Mann

Artist: Joe Eisma
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Publisher: Vault Comics
Release Date: July 15, 2020

I had the pleasure of receiving the first two issues of Engineward for review from Vault Comics, and I was so excited for this new series. Vault is, of course, my favorite indie publisher, and I’ve yet to find a series from them I don’t love.

Engineward holds up as another great addition to the Vault Comics family.

The story is so unique and interesting, but with enough theme and characters that it feels familiar in some aspects. The characters like Joss and Ichabod are so relatable and human. The celestial characters all represent their zodiacs in creative designs, which will be interesting for any fans of astrology related things. It’s a very cool way of bringing a mythological feeling story to life.

The art and designs are really beautiful. As previously stated, the designs for the celestials are super interesting and creative to me. Gemini was especially fantastic, but I can’t wait to see more of each in action. But beyond character designs, the art and colors are fantastic all around and add a lot to the story telling.

I think readers will agree that Engineward is going to be a great new series from Vault, and I’m excited to see where the story goes.

Engineward #1 is out July 15th, and will be a 12 issue run. Make sure you get your preorders in through your local shops by Monday, June 22nd! I’ll definitely be adding it to my pull.


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