Reviewed by Weird – Is’nana the Were-Spider: Drums of Ogoun
Sometimes, there are projects that get announced for Kickstarter that you are for sure going to be all in on after hearing the name or the creator behind it. For me, an amazing example of this is Greg Elysée and his series Is’nana the Were-Spider.
Here is the summary for his newest entry in the series, Drums of Ogoun:
After being awoken by mysterious nightmares, Is’nana finds himself plagued by the drumming of the Haitian Loa and Orisha God of War and Iron, Ogoun. A night of chaos ensues as the God of War tests Is’nana’s mettle in a series of challenges, such as zombies…Fana, Were-hyena of Ethiopia!…Makau, were-elephant of the Kamba Tribe…and even Mokele-Mbembe, a dinosaur of African legend…What is Ogoun’s plan and how will Is’nana survive this brutal night?
We don’t see Is’nana books often, so you know when ones coming, you definitely need to check it out. Greg goes to great lengths to get the perfect artist to pair with each story, and he nails it to perfection each and every time. What I also like about Greg’s books is that each one is a self-contained story, so you don’t have to read the ones that came before it to know what’s going on.
And in addition to the incredible writing and the beautiful artwork, Greg throws in some history and African mythology, so while you’re enjoying a comic book, you learn a little something as well. And this one has a bonus story at the end with an important message that everyone needs to go out of their way to read!
Drums of Ogoun is an amazing book, and you should definitely check out this and all of Greg’s other work on his website.
A jack of many trades, but a master of none, Chris dabbles in many nerdy hobbies including toy collecting, reading comics, writing fiction, reading novels, and playing video games. He’s also a huge wrestling fan, and knows more about it than most normal people should.
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