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Malaak review by drinkdecafMalaak, Angel of Peace by Cedarseed
Reviewed by drinkdecaf
Taking the reader to another culture or another place is one of the hallmarks of a good story, and really bringing them into that culture will always make the experience memorable. Cedarseed's Malaak, Angel of Peace follows the story of a Lebanese superhero and the struggles of her fellow countrymen. From the ancient powers that protect the land to the food, dress and talk in almost every comic, Cedarseed does a fantastic job of bringing the reader into her world and sharing what she sees in it.
From page one the comic is well drawn, colored and finished, and uses an interesting combination of cartoon art and the occasional photo background. The drawings in particular are nicely done, with a lot of thought obviously going into how each character looks, often closely associated with their personality. The photo backgrounds aren't personally my most favorite thing ev
Our DutyWe swallowed the path home
Because we were hungry,
Though starving is an ongoing
Story, an empty bag
Dancing in the streets,
Full of an unfastened voice
Walking through the house,
Wind unchained, heart admonished.
Heaven fills its eyes, crawls away,
That sleeping boat content to follow
The vacant waves, intervals
Of dying that we dare not interrupt,
And we watch the kind ear shrinking
From our charcoal docks; heaven
With a full stomach crawls away.
This is what we were put here for.
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