VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
(W) Ryan Parrott
(A/CA) Milos Slavkovic
Betrayed by his people and exiled to Earth, Lord Oberon, the former king of the fairies, seeks out an innocent prophesied child in order to manipulate her into becoming his ultimate weapon so that he can reclaim his rightful throne. From writer Ryan Parrot (VOLITION) and artist Milos Slavkovic (T/K), Oberon is a new supernatural adventure proving once and for all that fairies should never be trusted.
Date Available: 02/06/2019
A bit of an oddity from Aftershock, Oberon is an all ages title.
Not little kids type all ages, more of a Goonies type all ages, with a bit of actual menace, a bit of actual mirth, and nothing resembling a furry talking friend.
Oberon is the King of the Faeries, and he is looking for the girl who can help him restore his kingdom. Is that girl on Earth, with people pretending to be her parents, keeping her under control so she never discovers her true identity? She is, and she's named Bonnie. Bonnie comes to believe Oberon's story, and opens up her world in the process.
So, this is all basic fantasy stuff here. There is an undercurrent of possible consequence that may still set this book apart. When characters talk about needing to kill someone and the enjoyment they'll get from it, it makes it seem like a title on the brink of being unique. With its clean, clear but underwhelming art, clean, clear but underwhelming coloring, it's just not there yet. Hopefully, that changes.
I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams