Nicholas Almand has been writing in comics since 2006. He is the creator of the independent comic book Razor Kid, and was a contributor to the Harvey Award-nominated Uniques Tales anthology. Nick is the co-creator and writer of an upcoming trilogy of graphic novels from Oni Press.
Favorite movies include Red State, Let The Right One In, and Best of the Best 2. Inspiring books/comics are Stephen King's Carrie, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga, and Knights of the Dinner Table. Oddly enough, Nick's first inspiration to write as a child came from the Mortal Kombat II video game. Make of that what you will.
on Nov. 28, 2012 :
For being a very short intro to the book series, Almand has done a really good job keeping things tight in this story. There is everything one would look for in a well written story within Almand's tale, and I really look forward to seeing more within this story.
The only real issue I had were a couple of awkward sentences in the story itself. I read a couple of them out loud and they just didn't flow well and it brought me out of the story. Thankfully, they were few and far between and honestly didn't detract from the story itself all that much.
I will also add here that the art in this story is amazing and Almand did a good thing here including it in this edition. It enhances the story and the last picture on the last page raised my curiosity enough that I might have to look into his other works.
All in all, a good story and a good beginning. Well written, well put together, and enjoyable. I hope to see more of this character later on. And the best part? It was free. Almand could easily charge for his longer works for this quality of story.
(review of free book)