The GeeksverseMichael Moorcock’s Elric: The Balance Lost FCBD – Advanced Review

Michael Moorcock’s Elric: The Balance Lost FCBD – Advanced Review
Published on Monday, May 2, 2011 by

Written by: Michael Moorcock
Written by: Chris Roberson
Penciled by by: Francesco Biagini
Colors: Stephen Downer
Letters: Travis Lanham
Cover Art: Erik Jones
Associate Editor: Shannon Watters
Editor: Matt Gagnon

This is one of Boom’s Free Comic Book Day offerings and as such it’s not full length. But it does exactly what you’d want a FCBD offering to do.

It shows a little about the world of Elric of Melnibone and what he does, restore and protect the balance between law and chaos. We see some of the other worlds of the Multiverse and Elric’s other lives. We see Elric in action and we learn a little about his quest.

The rest of the issue shows a history of Elric in comics.

With this FCBD offering we have all we need to know in order to pick up and enjoy Elric: The Balance Lost when it hits shelves this summer. I’ve heard of Elric before, but I had never read anything concerning him. This was my first exposure and I’m comfortable that I’ll be adequately prepped and prepared for the new mini-series.

Roberson’s script is wordy. Very wordy. There’s a storytelling quality to it. A musical quality to it. But it’s very wordy. Elric speaks alot. I’m not sure if it’s too wordy yet. Will have to wait for a full issue to decide.

Biagini’s art is very nice. He’s got a decent grasp of storytelling. The fight scene flows fairly naturally. His character is well rendered. Elric has a tall and lanky frame. Stormbringer is nicely detailed.

Michael Moorcock’s Elric: The Balance Lost FCBD receives
4.5 out of 5

Just what you’d want a FCBD offering to do. Tells you what you need to know about the character and gets you interested in the series.

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