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UNNATURAL ORDER #1 review – Wonderfully imaginative origin story (Yost, Rodrigues, Kelly, Andworld Design) Vault Comics

Writer: Christopher Yost
Artist: Val Rodrigues
Colorist: Dearbhla Kelly
Letterer: Andworld Design

Thanks to Vault Comics for the review copy!

A new fantasy sci-fi series from Vault that finds a small resistance of would be barbarians, magic users, and bandits seeking out a lone warrior they believe can help them in a great battle against the evil that has besieged their sacred land. 

Wow! What a fun read! I’ve been sitting on this review for a couple months now waiting to unleash it. This book was initially delayed and ended up being offered free to retailers because Vault had so much faith in the story and creative team. It says a lot about this book and its potential. That’s a huge gamble for an indie publisher and one that I truly believe will pay off in spades. Vault has been absolutely crushing it lately and is among my favorite publishers. Much in the way that Void Rivals from Image dropped a bomb on the comic industry earlier this year, Unnatural Order has its own little thing in store for readers who pick up this first issue.

I’m not saying it’s on that scale or tied to some other property. This book is truly unique and original. It does however drop a giant wow moment that you will never see coming! If that doesn’t hook you in for what appears to be a wild and crazy fantasy sci-fi epic then I don’t know what does. Remember that moment when you were watching Dusk Til Dawn for the very first time and you were like, cool, this is a pretty interesting plot. Then, out of nowhere Salma Hayek turns into a freakin Vampire Queen and all hell breaks loose??!! This also is not what you think it is. Hell, I’m not even sure where it’s going but I will certainly be sticking around to find out because the idea is just that cool! Yost writes a fantastic story here and it reminds you a little of some other recent great Vault books like Barbaric and Queen of Swords but it has a slightly more serious and sinister tone to it. It just has a more serious and epic tone to it in general. It’s a wonderfully imaginative origin story that really kicks things off and sets the tone. The art is also amazing! Richly detailed and filling every bit of each panel. It’s at times gory, scary and just gorgeous to look at. Maybe some of the best art I’ve seen this year. The colors by Kelly and lettering by Andworld Design, who I’ve also come to love, are matched perfectly to suit this fantasy style story. They just pop right off the page. Everything works! Trust me. This is a book you will regret missing out on if you don’t grab it on NCBD. I’m guaranteeing a sell out! I can’t wait for the next issue! 

My rating – 10/10 Superb!! 

Unnatural Order #1 is now available.

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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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