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.
- The Autumnlands, Vol. 2: Woodland Creatures (#7-14)
Writer: Kurt Busiek | Artist: Benjamin Dewey | Colorist: Jordie Bellaire | Letterer/Designer: John Roshell of Comicraft