*I was given a copy of The Mist-Walker in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Europe Comics and Stéphane Fert*
One day, everything was lost in the mist. No, not those little morning wisps or the thin type that follows rain. The really dense stuff. A pea-souper, a dark fog, thick and black like atomized ink. A mist that engulfs everything. But the mist also left something a mutant, an ogress—or perhaps just a little girl that a grouchy old witch would decide to call Temperance and who would be brought up in a quiet village by a group of contented old women. Then one day, the mist returns. It wants her back. Now it’s time for the witches to dust off their charms and try to remember their old incantations and kung fu techniques as they set out on a great adventure that will determine young Temperance’s destiny.
The Mist-Walker was a delight to read from start to finish. I was blown away by the artwork from the very first page and the story instantly grabbed my attention.
This art style is absolutely phenomenal. I feel like I say this every time, but this is genuinely one of my favourites of all time. It’s stunning and so beautifully stylised. I’m a big fan of really colourful graphic novels but I also like the dialled-down monochromatic ones. The blues and pinks used in The Mist-Walker are two of my favourite colours and they just look so good. Sorry, I’ll stop gushing about the artwork now.
I will say that the story, for me, was overshadowed by the artwork just slightly. However, it was quite interesting. I’m still a little confused about what The Mist is and where it came from, but I’m intrigued enough to want to read the next instalment.
The cast of characters was so much fun and I adored the character designs, especially Temperance and Asma – absolutely gorgeous. They all had very distinct personalities and I enjoyed their little backstories, hopefully, we learn more about them in future volumes.
The story leaves you on a cliffhanger and I’m 100% looking forward to the next volume, I need to know what is going on and who/what Temperance is. I’d definitely recommend The Mist-Walker.
Check out Young Creative Press on all socials
You can also check out my StoryGraph here
Like this post? Why not read this one too: To Be Watched: November 2023