Monday, July 1, 2019

Review: The Lost City Explorers, Volume 1 by Zack Kaplan, Mike Marts, and Alvaro Sarraseco

Title: The Lost City Explorers, Volume 1
Created by: Zack Kaplan, Mike Marts, and Alvaro Sarraseca
Published by: Aftershock Comics
Released: January 29, 2019
Source: Review Copy from Publisher through Netgalley

Synopsis: Lost cities aren't just the stuff of myths. They exist hidden right under our noses. But when a mysterious expedition is disrupted by supernatural activity, and an antiquities professor goes missing, his teenage daughter and her friends must become underground urban explorers, follow his tracks on a coming-of-age journey through subterranean tunnels, and ultimately find the holy grail of lost city: Atlantis buried right under New York City!
Explore science fiction and archeology in this new adventure series by Zack Kaplan (Eclipse, Port of Earth) and Alvaro Sarraseca (Magnus, Turok).  (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher, Aftershock Comics, through Netgalley for honest review. Thanks so much to the publisher for letting me give it a read.
I enjoyed The Lost City Explorers, Volume 1, I thought it was okay. It was a very, very quick read. Almost too quick in a way. I liked the art. The style was good, the colors were vibrant. The story was interesting overall.
If I'm being honest, it didn't leave much of an impression. It was fun overall, but I feel like it needed something extra to really grab me. It was just way too quick of a story. The mystery was there, the interest was there, but everything just got resolved way too quickly. The ending was also kind of meh. The build-up that it did have just fizzled out at the end. The satisfaction of finding this lost world was just thrown to the side and forgotten. If I had ended up in the Lost City of Atlantis, I definitely would have wanted to explore it more instead of turning around and going right back home.
I'm happy I got the chance to read The Lost City Explorers, Volume 1. It was an interesting story. It has great art style. I just wish it had a little more oomph to it.


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