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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
"The Arcane Awakening" by Riggo/Crippen is a comic book with graphics to be envied. While this book will appeal to adults young and old, the readers should be aware that like most novels of this type, it has it's share of graphic violence. The story is loosely based on Genesis 6:2, 4. The plot focuses on God sending his Angels to mate with humans and Lucifer sending his demons to do the same. The mating produced Nephilim, half humans with supernatural powers. After many generations the power became diluted. However, Lucifer is back in full force and the "Arcane Warriors are needed to lead God's ministry to humanity's final conflict." Satan's warriors are fighting among themselves for the right of leadership. The battles are bloody and fatal. The Arcane Warriors are Shroud, Paragon and Mojo and their leader is Stigmata. "Their ministry is to bring peace to earth, through compassion and faith."
The shock value of the violence and language will catch the attention of and appeal to this genre's intended audience. The illustrations are beautifully done, I am amazed at the talent of the artist. Overall this comic is well done and will certainly appeal to those interested in the 'no holds barred" graphic novel genre.