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The Autumnlands: Woodland Creatures (Image Comics, 2014; #7-14)

Now, for the ongoing adventures of a man and his dog.

  • “Woodland Creatures” moves away from the socio-political drama of the book’s first arc and focuses on Learoyd and Dusty as they investigate why the world’s magic is disappearing.
  • Their explorations lead them to an enclave of magic-purifying automata who have outlived their instructions.
  • Oh, and there’s a mysterious woman in a golden, flying ship that only Learoyd can see.
  • The most interesting moments of The Autumnlands come when expectations, narrative, and history conflict—the separation of truth and lies and stories.
  • Dewey and Bellaire’s pages are luscious, balancing natural, sci-fi, and magical elements seamlessly.

The Autumnlands continues to be an engrossing read.  Busiek channels Kamandi and Dungeons and Dragons-style adventure into a rich, entertaining story with fantastic art from Dewey and Bellaire.

Collected in

  • The Autumnlands, Vol. 2: Woodland Creatures (#7-14)


Writer: Kurt Busiek | Artist: Benjamin Dewey | Colorist: Jordie Bellaire | Letterer/Designer: John Roshell of Comicraft

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