Thanks to Dark Horse for providing a copy of INVISIBLE KINGDOM #2 for review!
INVISIBLE KINGDOM #2 (Dark Horse / Berger Books)
SYNOPSIS: After her shocking discovery of religious corruption, Vess must choose between quiet obedience in the monastery, and deafening truth… in exile. Meanwhile, Grix learns that Lux will stop at nothing to keep her newfound knowledge from leaking, and decides to make a break for it. Both women might feel terribly alone–but not for much longer.
I was so excited when this book landed on my to-be-read list! I really enjoyed the first issue so much, and I can’t wait to dig more into this world built on questionable religions, and awesome aliens.
New Kingdom initiate Vess shares a bit more of her past in this issue. Some exposition about the expectations placed on her by her family and her people is a major focus. It’s so relevant in a time when people are pressured into getting married, having children, working, etc. She doesn’t want to do what is forced upon her by tradition. Vess makes the choice to join the Invisible Kingdom, in spite of the wishes of her family.
Starship Captain Grix doesn’t have any good luck in this part of the story. Events are conspiring to push her closer to Vess, and I’m looking forward to seeing them work together in the latter half of the arc. Right now her focus is keeping her crew safe, and evading the attention of the corporate overlords of the Lux Corporation.
Vess shows a lot of bravery in INVISIBLE KINGDOM #2. It’s clear that even though she feels a call to her religion that she isn’t blinded by her faith. Vess confronts someone about the irregularities in funding she discovered in issue #1, and learns that some of the funding for the church comes from non-members. She feel understandably uncertain about the finances of the Kingdom after this chat, and I’m excited to see what she’ll do next!
Invisible Kingdom #2 is on sale April 24th – you can pick it up from Amazon, HERE.
If you missed my review of the first issue of INVISIBLE KINGDOM, you can see that here.