Wednesday, June 28, 2017
CHARACTER COUNTS: Starfall
(The Mighty Zodiac #1)
by J. Torres
illustrated by Corin Howell
Oni Press, 2017. Graphic Novel. 148 p.
One of the Guardian Dragons has died leaving part of the world unprotected. It is up to the Zodiac warrior animals to find the magic stars that will turn their master, Master Long, into the new guardian dragon. They are not the only ones looking for the stars, and to complete their quest and save the world the Mighty Zodiac must face the evil shadow rabbits.
This is the first in a new fantasy series inspired by Chinese folktales. Howell's full-color illustrations are engaging and tell the story with energy. This is a Character Counts title because, although the heroes are not perfect, honor and loyalty motivate them as they face incredible odds to help their beloved master.