The first issue of James Robinson’s “Children of the Gods” story is promising. Great pencils, color, and dialog propel this mystery by picking up previous threads from past stories and jumping into the unknown. I have no idea where this will go, but I can bet that it will be exciting.
There is no attempt to sugar coat the characters and make them more positive or portray them in a more sympathetic light than they actually are. The characters from Ragnar to Lagertha to Colum and Maurice are driven by decisions, both good and bad and by desperation.