Writer: Joe Corallo
Artist: Liana Kangas
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Cover Artists: Nathan Gooden, Tim Daniel
Letterer: Melanie Ujimori
Publisher: Vault Comics
Brigid, Goddess of the Sun, conquered the solar system, and now it (and everyone in it) worships her — with the exception of one colony. This colony, the witches of Fey, has remained loyal to The Morrigan, Goddess of Death, Brigid’s sister. Now it’s a true battle of the sisters, where The Morrigan is ready to DESTROY (as the title, She Said Destroy indicates).
Fantasy is one of my favorite genres, but I’m pretty picky about how the genre is executed — especially when it’s high fantasy, as we get here. Fortunately, the creative team behind She Said Destroy #1 smartly approaches the genre. They gradually introduce the main players, as well as the large-scale mythological world that these characters inhabit. There is also a focus on two non-god beings that helps to keep the story grounded. The stakes are certainly high and otherworldy, but there is an underlying humanity that helps to deliver a relatable story.
The writing flows well for the most part. I don’t read a ton of high fantasy largely because of heavy exposition and formal, archaic language — which takes forever to read. Here, however, although the writing is fairly formal, it does not try to be Beowulf. This is a huge relief, as it makes the story more accessible. The art also contributes to the readability of She Said Destroy #1. It has a minimalist vibe — which I adore — with a gorgeous, gorgeous color palate. The soft linework and surrealist notes also help to transport readers to another world.
She Said Destroy #1 will be available in your local comicbook shops May 29, 2019.