Tuesday, August 4, 2009

V is for Vortex

The Elementals, written and drawn by Bill Willingham (long before he began working on Coventry and Fables), told the story of four people who died under unexplained circumstances and who were brought back possessing powers of the four elements (Fire, Earth, Air and Water) to fight an evil sorceror by the name of Saker. With a name like Vortex, I’m pretty sure you can guess which element he controlled. In any event, he was one of my favorite characters in the book. The Elementals, who had its origins in the role-playing game Villains and Vigilantes (in the modules Death Duel with the Destroyers and The Island of Dr. Apocalype, both of which were also written and drawn by Mr. Willingham) was a well-written, well-drawn comic book series with interesting characters and exciting storylines. Another book I miss terribly.

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