Not everyone may classify these titles as fantasy, but that is how I see them and in the best way I could describe because of the worlds built around them. Everyone has gone through their phases of the types of books they read, but in 2014 that for me was fantasy series. Ones that went where other titles didn’t dare, took risks the others would not, and explored things you could only get from a stories that dove into the supernatural.
Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy! The only catch is you have to die first. Become a corporeal immortal Death Knight and obtain reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil.
Death Vigil is a door opening to a new world where there is fun in the idea that you can do all the amazing things you see here, but the only catch being that you have to die first. What is so great about this series, and even just being the first issue is the concept. Compared to the rest of the series I name below, you won’t get this much of a focus on necromancy, supernatural spectacles or just something so dark. This is not to say Stjepan Sejic doesn’t throw some humor into it and it sticks because this is a story where you want to ease people into this world he created. The characters are just as shocked as we are when it comes to these supernatural things they don’t understand, we don’t understand it all either and that mystery is what makes Death Vigil entertaining.
As I even said in my review of Death Vigil #1, It should be worth mentioning from every person that this series is both written and painted by Stjepan Sejic. There is no question of whether that is gifted or not, that is quite the accomplishment for how both turned out overall. The painting he does is very clean, the word bubbles unique to the various characters seen throughout, and the layout looks great having both panels and characters overlapping one another. The coloring above all stands out most, especially when it comes to displaying the capabilities of those with powers being either a Death Vigil or necromancer. The creativity in the creatures and spirits seen also can’t be missed. You can talk about the art just as much as the story itself.