Issue: Dream Keepers: Vol #1 Awakening
Writer: Liz Thomas, David Lillie, Brad Higginbotham
Artwork: David Lillie
Colors: David Lillie, Brad Higginbotham
Editor: Liz Thomas
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Release Date: 2006
“The dreamworld is a mysterious reality that parallels our own. Humans cannot enter this plane – we can only catch fleeting glimpses of it through our dreaming minds. Dark things lurk in this fantasy world, however – and we are vulnerable while we sleep. They thirst to cross from their world into our unconscious and defenseless minds – using our dreams as the bridge. The only thing blocking their path is the existence of the dreamkeepers.“
This Dream Keepers Vol. 1 is a fresh idea that works on so many levels it will make ou want to scream if you don’t have the second book on hand (trust me I was screaming!) The story is so well scripted and the artwork will take your breath away. This is a much needed title that needs to be recognized.
Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
I can’t even begin to sum up how impressive this book looks. It has a cartoonish quality but the way it is presented put’s cartoons to shame. It’s like Dreamworks created this little movie and, oh I get to read it. The characters designs are fun little takes on animals, but they are presented with such depth that it never comes off as kid like. I can’t even begin to tlk about the coloring without wishing all books looked like this. Even the dark panels shine with such brilliance. Just an amazing job.
Story: 4.3 out of 5
The story in this volume is not so much monster/horror but you get hints to it. The idea presented of this dreeamworld, where the evil is the nightmaresis fresh. Just reading the full intro to the book is amazing. A great idea and it’s just set in the magical world where you don’t know what can happen next. The plot is engaging and pulls you in, to where you just have to keep reading.
Dying Breath: 4.3 out of 5
This is such a solid effort. The artwork shines above the rest but the story is so good you can not complain about the whole package. A magical world awaits readers but beware of this, if you start it you will not want to stop! I can not wait to get my hands on Vol. 2 and they better hurry up making #3. This is the book you should be reading and talking about.
If you would like to buy Dream Keepers Vol.1 or if you want to check out what the creators are up to, please go to http://www.dreamkeeperscomic.com