| OUR REVIEWERS
When Gina Biggs and A.N. Ferguson first conceived their
Prophesy of Destiny series, the subject of
chemical and biological terrorism was the stuff of science
fiction, a concept we all thought was too far-fetched
to actually *happen.* In the post-anthrax scare world,
though, we know now that anything is possible - and that
makes this title more relevant than ever.
Prophesy of Destiny is about a young man named Aiden "Red"
Campbell who was accidentally exposed to a mysterious
biological warfare compound at a chemical company called
Pont-Lily. Now,there's shady characters on his trail,
and a mysterious woman appears in his dreams, warning
him of an upcoming war and telling him he might be able
to prevent it. He takes refuge at a shrine, where he meets
a young apprentice miko named Chrystiana with an important
destiny to fulfill.
Prophesy of Destiny has come a long way from its first
issue. Gina Biggs' artwork has gotten more sharp and polished
with each outing, and issues 4 and 5 look gorgeous, with
expert use of shading, beautiful backgrounds and some
creative frame borders. Characters' faces are expressive,
and the artist takes a cinematic approach in portraying
them, with a variety of "camera angles," close-ups, etc.
Story-wise, these issues represent a huge advancing of
the plot. Aiden literally meets the girl of his dreams
- or is she? Then why does Chrystiana always feel uncomfortable
in her presence? Chrystiana discovers the unique history
and legacy of her family, and Aiden accepts a ride from
an old acquaintance and finds himself kidnapped.
Issue Five also marks the debut of Pont, co-owner of the
chemical company at the center of the plot, and a very
wicked bishounen. This character has a *lot* of potential
- it will be quite interesting to see what mayhem he creates
in future issues.
Prophesy of Destiny issues 4 and 5 are $3 each, and are
available from Moonation, http://www.moonationcomics.com
--Reviewed by Bonnie