Issue: Priest Volume 1
Writer & Artist: Min-Woo Hyung
Translator: Jessica Kim
English Adaptation: Jake Forbes
Cover Artist: Raymond Swanland
Editor: Jake Forbes
Release Date: July 2003
The absence of color really adds to this good looking book. I think that it helps add a great mood to the atmosphere that is filled with monsters and demons. While you don’t get the most in depth look to the characters they are nice and consistent from page to page. Plus I am in love with the look of the undead, as they are a mix of zombie’s and Jason Voorhees. While some may just dismiss this genre of art I think that this issue is fluid in that it feels like your watching an anime. Plus you get some cool death scenes and in a horror filled world that’s what I want.
Story: 3.5 out of 5.0
This is my first real attempt at reading Manga and I liked it. The story can seem to have a little strange dialogue from time to time, but overall I think it translates well. This entire volume covers a small backstory on the title character but seems to focus more on what is going on in his world. Nice action takes place and I think it is needed to get readers in, and then in later volumes start to really go into depth on who he really is. Overall it was fun and I will be reading more.
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