Comic Unknown's Epidemic
The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics to date killing a fraction of the human population on earth. Taking place in the mid-1300s, Europe was facing their greatest hardship and the plague showed no signs of stopping. People were finding their ways of coping either by punishing themselves for defying God or punishing each other. One way or another, people were being buried and numbers were dwindling. The outbreak wasn't only affecting humans but something more enchanted. The Aos Si ('ay-oss shee'), fairy-like beings who possess magical powers are too fading from the world. The prince of the Aos Si, Twylyth Tegg just lost his father to the disease and is now the newly appointed king. Shortly after his father's death, Tegg sets out to find and protect any and all of his people both from the plague and humans. This leads the readers to Danann an English fairy who wants to give humans the benefit of a doubt. She wants to believe the tales told by her godmother how humans long ago were peaceful and endearing. To her dismay, her home is being annihilated and her friends and family slaughtered by Jean De Moray and his wolves. Danann barely escapes and is injured.
Only with a cloak she found on the muddy floor, she hides her wings from any mortal to see. Weak and helpless as she is, Danann falls in front of a young friar who lost his faith during the Black Death. King Tegg and Warbishop Moray are on the trail of Danann but will one of them find her first or will the friar find out who Danann really is? Plague #1 is a fantastic and well-written narrative thanks to the writing duo of Dennis MaGee Fallon and Jason Palmatier. The well-executed characters and back stories give the series the forward momentum into something that can be magnificent and enjoyable. Zach Brunner runs the visual aspect of the show as the Penciler, Inker, Colorist as well as a creator. His work is spot on as the story progresses and brings the series to life. The artwork and lettering(done by Dave Sharpe) flows through the story smoothly and provides amazing content on every page. Plague shows a promising and refreshing take for most audiences as it is uses Irish folklore. The Plague issue One is readily available on Comixology for $1.99 and worth the read. Follow their publisher Markosia's Twitter to keep you up to date on all of their comics including Plague and many more.