Nobody messes with Broxo, a young warrior with a wicked sword, a fierce horned-beast companion, and a fearless resolve. Which, to be fair, might be because nobody else lives on Peryton Peak. Except for that untrustworthy witch and those zombified corpses, who all kind of mess with Broxo. And Princess Zora of a far-off family, who comes to the mountain to find the lost Peryton clan and stirs everything up in Broxo’s solitary existence. Together they slash, stab, sneak, and snark their way through the mystery of what happened to Broxo’s people. Giallongo’s art sits somewhere between Jeff Smith’s Bone and Richard Pini’s Elfquest, which is about as ideal a spot for a fantasy comic as you could hope. While not exactly splashing around the page, there’s some serious bloodshed as a result of the intense, sword-swinging action sequences, though the violence never strays into the gratuitous territory. A strong graphic-novel debut that touches on ideas of loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and heritage with the crisp zing of a blade slicing the air. Grades 7-10. --Ian Chipman
Zack Giallongo was born and raised in Massachusetts, although one half of his family lives in Indiana. Between New England and the Midwest, he's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. He currently lives with two cats and enjoys playing the banjo. He also likes cheese, bowling, and writing in the third person. Broxo is his first graphic novel.
The story for me was a little rough around the edges. But what it lacked in story it made up for ten fold in character and heart! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sky
I actually got this book at Comic-Con 2012. It's even autographed towards me. But that is besides the point.
This book is great,I mean the setting,plot,and characters. Read more
This book features consistently well-rendered artwork: Galliongo exercises an excellent knowledge of human anatomy, natural scenery, mood lighting/color, and beautiful stylization... Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by rstewartist
The artwork was fantastic and the young characters believable and attractive.. It would appeal to any middle school/ high school fans of graphic novels.Published on November 24, 2012 by Mary Jane Richard