Monday, June 24, 2013

Rust Vol. 1 Visitor In the Field: a graphic novel review

Author: Royden Lepp
On Goodreads
Info: Archaia Entertainment, copyright 2011, 192 pages

A review in 10 words (or thereabouts): An unexpected visitor brings trouble of giant proportions.

Rust is a high-octane adventure set in the prairie lands of an unknown time. Life on the Taylor family farm was difficult enough before Jet Jones crashes into the barn, chased by a giant decommissioned war robot! Oldest son Roman Taylor struggles to keep his family’s small farm afloat as the area heals from a devastating world war. While the rest of his family may not trust the mysterious boy with the jetpack, Roman believes the secrets of Jet’s past may be the key to their survival.
Roman Taylor is trying to keep the family farm up and running, but the work is hard and too much for just one person.  One day, out in the fields, an unexpected visitor brings serious trouble to the farm, stirring up the past, and making the Taylor homestead a target for something big and bad.
Told primarily as a letter from Roman to his absent father, Rust is beautifully written.  The artwork is fantastic, and the storyline compelling.  As usually, very little is revealed in the first volume, but the plot gives you just enough to keep you reading.  For a great read, pick up Royden Lepp's Rust

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