Graphic Novel Review: Invisible Kingdom Volume One: Walking the Path by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward
Posted on February 20, 2020 at 11:30 am by Gene Ambaum
Invisible Kingdom Volume One: Walking the Path by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward. Berger Books / Dark Horse, 2019. 9781506712277. Contains issues #1 – #5.
The book opens with Grix, captain of a cargo vessel, making a crash landing on a remote moon. She’s behind on deliveries for Lux (an interstellar Amazon). As she and her crew try to repair their ship and get back on schedule, they discover evidence that they’re being used as part of an illegal payoff. Soon they’re on the run from the economic giant and who knows what else. There’s a space battle.
On planet Duni, in the capital city, Vess is blindfolded as she walks the Unseen Path, trying to get to the Unseen Gate, so that she can dedicate herself to the Renunciation and become a red-hooded none. (That’s not a spelling error.) She makes it, but as she begins her duties away from the world, she finds evidence of a conspiracy, and that all is not right with the Renunciation.
It’s not much of a surprise when Grix and crew cross paths with Vess. This is a great start to a series I’m going to continue to read. I’m a huge fan of Wilson’s writing (Ms. Marvel, Cairo), and it’s really enjoyable here, plus Ward’s art is stunning, especially the otherworldly way he uses colors. I can’t stop flipping through this book, the whole thing wows me.