Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Daniele Di Nicuolo
Colored by Walter Baiamonte
With color assistance by Katia Ranalli
Lettered by Ed Dukeshire
For centuries, the Order has trusted in Keepers and Holders to guard the Secrets in seven briefcases against all harm but when their stronghold is attacked and the secrets put in peril, the entire Order must face their greatest fear—an enemy who knows too much and is willing to kill to get what he wants.
Now, the Order’s newest member, Caspar, must discover the truth of the Secrets before the enemy does, or risk losing everything.
I went into this one blind, initially. Didn’t read the synopsis and trusted it entirely because I enjoy Tom Taylor’s writing immensely.
Both action-packed and heartbreaking, it was a breathtaking first issue. Tom Taylor knows how to evoke a readers emotions, and does this masterfully with characters we don’t even know that well. For an introduction to the story and this secret order, it was quite a punch-packing issue.
But it isn’t solely an incredible issue because of the writing. The art is bold and striking, with unique and interesting character designs, and scenes that you really just want to sit back and take it.
If you were on the fence about this one, take a chance – I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Action fans, fans of secret orders, and strong emotional writing will love this one.