Writer: Rick Remender
Art: David McCaig & Max Fiumara
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Cover Art: David McCaig & Max Fiumara
Release Date: August 2, 2023
Reviewed by: Samriddh Chaudhary
An introduction to a brutal world where sons are kept separate from their families. A world where families can’t get too attached to their children. A world ruled by fiery lords that demand sacrifice for their duties. The Sacrificers #1 is a journey into the harsh fantasy land called Tomorrow as we experience the sorrows of the subjects of Rokos who rules over them with an iron fist.
The Sacrificers #1 introduces the readers to the world of Tomorrow and the different kinds of people that inhabit it. The issue sets up the world it takes place in quite well without giving away too much about it allowing for the writer to expand on the base that this issue has managed to set. The book also has a significant amount of emotional weight to it. The sequences that feature the family that has prepared one of their children for sacrifice are brutal but also extremely moving and have a huge impact on the readers.
The other half of this issue focuses on the daughter of Rokos named Soluna. Both of these halves provide a great contrast that gives us an all-encompassing view of the world Remender built for us but still leaves some concepts for further exploration. I appreciate Remender’s ability to transport us into Brutal and Violent worlds that always have a layer of beauty to them. Remender has been successful doing exactly that yet gain.
The Art is Beautiful. Every single aspect of the Art works perfectly in cooperation with the story. Every character has such a great character design that is extremely on point and these designs really make the character feel alive. Each emotion felt throughout the issue is heightened by the beautiful expressions on the faces of the character. The atmosphere is made more organic through shots of beautifully drawn backgrounds.
The Sacrificers #1 excels in presenting a brutal and violent world that paradoxically holds an underlying layer of beauty. Remender’s adeptness at transporting readers into such captivating and ruthless landscapes is evident once again. This issue lays a strong foundation for what promises to be an enthralling series with much more to discover and ponder in the tumultuous land of Tomorrow.