Alter The Past, Change The Future: Reviewing ‘Miss Truesdale And The Fall Of Hyerborea’ #1

Welcome to the table,

Do you know what Hyperborea is? I had read that word so many times when I was a kid and grasped what it meant in relation to the Conan books it showed up in, but it would be years before I learned that it had actual real-world roots in Greek mythos.

In Greek mythology, Hyperborea was the land located to the far north of the known world and it was so remote it was considered even beyond the North Wind. People believed there was a legendary race known as the Hyperboreans who lived and worshipped the sun god Apollo in this earthly paradise of eternal youth.

This mythological place, and its subsequent fall, are the focus of  Dark Horse Comics’ new Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea, the beginning of a new Mignolaverse series.

I love Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.. In fact, I would say my recent reading of the B.P.R.D. Omnibus reignited my love for comics. So I was excited to dive into this new offering from the mind of Mike Mignola. I was not disappointed in the slightest. Not only is the story compelling with a really nice pacing to kick off the first act, but the art of Jesse Lonergan really brings home the dreamlike and moody quality of the transition between visions and reality in this compelling occult drenched yarn.

One of the last followers of the slowly fading Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra is called to the chambers of Tefnut Trionus, The Reincarnationed Eugene Remy and Queen of Heliopolis. Tefnut Trionus relays to the unassuming Miss Truesdale her final vision and the story that goes along with it.

The vision is of a powerful warrior who saw her beginnings in chains. Who would go on to avenge the misdeeds done to children. Who would rise to become a champion of the people.

Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyerborea #1 begins a haunting tale with brilliant art and a noble hero, who is poised to join the ranks of other Mignolaverse icons, alongside Hellboy, Lobster Johnson, and the B.P.R.D.

I can’t wait for the next issue to drop as this book really could become one of my new favorite comic series.

Until next time, the end of this book has one an amazing twist and two of the most delightful charticers that I need more of. Like I NEED more of these guys. We will talk about it when I review issue #2 next month.


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