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Black Dragon

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  6 reviews
It is the Year of Our Lord 1193. James Dunreith, exiled by his liege lord
Paperback, 152 pages
Published April 14th 1996 by Dark Horse Comics
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Perhaps best known for his work turning Marvel's X-Men into a super-franchise through the 70s and 80s and into the 90s, writer Chris Claremont collaborates with artist John Bolton on this medieval fantasy about a plot to expel the Norman invaders from England using magic. Claremont weaves an intriguing, twisting tale of Jamie Dunrieth, an exiled knight returned to England. The Queen sends Jamie on a mission to investigate an old friend, who may be plotting to overthrow the crown, and worse, may ...more
I really enjoyed most of this book. It was great to read a graphic novel that was not only self-contained, but also, not super-hero related. Not that I have anything against super-heroes, but the medium is capable of so much more.

This one started off quite strong and I had high hopes for it. Sometime during the last quarter of the book though, it started to slip. The ending was not satisfying and it somehow seemed like Claremont got lost in the story he was trying to tell and couldn't find a cle
I may be commiting blasphemy here, but I have to admit I've never been that big of a fan of Chris Claremont. His comic book stories are mostly just that; comic book stories. They hardly ever make me even look twice unless he's paired with a good artist. Which is why I liked his X-Men cycle when paired up to John Byrne.

An artist I do like alot is John Bolton. He doesn't dissapoint here, with beautiful illustrations to accompany, what I think was a so-so story.

If you're looking for a medium-changi
While I thought the art was well done, I wasn't a huge fan of the story. It seemed pretty cliché and it didn't really tie together very well.
i bought the first few issues of this in 1985, and bought the last few recently, so am finally reading it after 25 years of it being on my list. :)
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The art is amazing but the story is slow.
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Chris Claremont is a writer of American comic books, best known for his 16-year (1975-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, during which the series became one of the comic book industry's most successful properties.

Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Hors
More about Chris Claremont...
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