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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tina's Review On: The Secret History - Book Twelve!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


Tina LoSasso's  Review On:

The Secret History:

Book 12 - Lucky Point

From Archaia Entertainment!

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Above Photo:  The Secret History Tells the Story of Mankind - It Ain't What YOU Heard In History Class!



TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3277:

I, (Michael), recently blogged about Books Eleven and Twelve in this Mini Series of comic books titled 'The Secret Story' from Archaia Entertainment.

As stated before, I usually don't blog about series that I've come into reading that are more than halfway past the mini series run number. (There are thirteen books in this series.)

I made an exception with this Mini Series. That's because I really 'dug' what was going on in Books Ten & Eleven!

When the latest shipment of publications came in from Archaia for possible review in this blog, my wife, Tina LoSasso, looked through the box and found that she wanted to read Book Twelve of this series!  Then she wanted to to blog about it, as you'll soon find out why! 

Here's her review, which is timely, because it is TODAY, November 10th, that this Book Twelve goes on sale at YOUR Local Comic Book Shop, (LCBS)!

The Secret History - Book Twelve: Lucky Point

Napoleon said, "What is history but a fable agreed upon?".

The Secret History, (Archaia, originally published in France by Delcourt) provides a new grand fable of the key events in history from 1350 BC to present day. In this reality, events unfold as we know them, but for reasons none of us ever heard in History class.

Unbeknownst to most humans, our fate is being determined by four 'Archons'  -  the heads of The Four Houses.  The four Archons weave in and out of human events to protect humanity from the evil of the fifth Archon, William of Leece, who is bent on destroying mankind. 

Book Twelve: Lucky Point covers 1942. Like one of the bombs the Allies drop to destroy a Nazi stronghold, the story hops, skips and jumps from the Pacific Theatre to Europe to the Middle East. The Allies and Axis commands utilize runes and draw circles of power to shield and protect their forces. Imagine shielding your entire fleet with a Cloak of Invisibility. 

We learn that the Nazis really are pure evil. They use the concentration camps to harness fear and distill it into "black runes" they can use in warfare. One of the Nazi facilities seems to be quite literally, the Gates of Hell. (I'm reminded that 'The Secret History' comes from France, a nation with an intimate knowledge of the evils committed by the Nazis in WWII.)

Book Twelve of 'The Secret History' is well executed. The intricate story by Jean-Pierre Pecan enfolds beautifully in the artwork by Igor Kordey (illustration) and Chris Chuckry (colors). Most impressive is how the personalities of even the most minor of characters come alive in just a few panels.
As someone whos only recently read comics and graphic novels, I especially appreciate the graphic flow of a story and how the construction of each frame, the lettering and illustration all work together to tell the story. I've read enough to know that if I can't follow the story,  it's not me, it's not a good comic! Great comics use every aspect of the medium to propel you through the story. 

The Secret History  is a great book.  If you're just entering the series at 'Book Twelve' don't despair (so was I), there's a handy guide on the first pages of the book that outlines the overall story timeline and locals for each Book, gives you a quick synopsis, and names the Archons (so you'll know 'em when you see 'em!) In addition, you'll find footnotes of historical trivia throughout the story that enhance your reading and lend an air of sophistication to the book.  

If you're looking for a mature, intelligent story, I think you'll agree that The Secret History is a fable well told.

The Secret History, Book Twelve: Lucky Point - For mature audiences. On sale: November 10th, TODAY at YOUR LCBS!

Review Rating: 9.2 NEAR MINT MINUS (NM-) out of a possible 10.0 Comic Book Grading scale.

Retail Price $5.95 Page count: 48 pages

Format: saddle bound, 6.875" x 10.25", full color

Mature readers (Contains Nudity, Graphic Violence, and Adult Content).


Thanks, Tina for reading and blogging the 12th book in the 13 book mini series!

Here is the link to Archaia so that YOU can purchase either the single volumes or the collected works so far.

Here is the Facebook Fan Page for Archaia Entertainment, which I suggest YOU 'like' also to keep up with what this publisher is presenting next.

My thanks to Archaia for bringing this series to my attention!  Now both Tina and myself have enjoyed volumes in this mini series!

PLUS: My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 3,275 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5:00 AM PST
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