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Review: The Marked #1

The Marked #1 is written by David Hine and Brian Haberlin, illustrated by Brian Haberlin, colored by Geirrod Van Dyke, and lettered by Francis Takenaga. The Marked is published by Image Comics.

The Marked #1 takes an interesting twist on how magic works. The characters in this tale have tattoos that enable their powers. This type of magic has been around for centuries. Only a select few are chosen. The story follows a young girl named Saskia that has her own unique artistic talent.

Saskia wants to be a professional artist, and is confident in her natural talents. So, when one of those “draw this” fliers shows up of a woman with some very big 60’s hair she submits her own interpretation. Her art gets noticed and it allows her into an exclusive club. But, not the kind of club you’re expecting. Her art leads her to The Marked ones.

Saskia is welcomed with open arms by this group of people with mystical powers. Before long Saskia gets a mark of her own. Of course this means powers of her own. Life seems perfect clear up until we learn about someone abusing the powers of the marked. This person selfishly decides to use hybrid powers and Saskia is thrown into the middle of it all.

The concept behind The Marked is what drew me in, and made me want to read this title. I find it very interesting that a tattoo could be the source of magic. Hine and Haberlin did well to make a cohesive story by throwing in historic events to the mix. I haven’t seen a story of this type. The Marked #1 is unique, beautiful, and dark all at the same time.

8/10 Stars.

The Marked #1 is now available at your local comic book shop, and Image Comics website.

Sheena Fisher
Sheena Fisher
Sheena Fisher AKA cosplayer Sheena Bot. She and her husband have been making cosplay magic since 2008. She has been consistently writing comic reviews for titles Harley Quinn, Supergirl, and Rat Queens. Sheena and her husband like to collect money for charities at different conventions during the weekend. By day she works as an Enrollment Agent at MorphoTrust. She is a Fairmont State University graduate with a bachelor's degree in Family & Consumer Sciences. Follow her on Faceboook: sheenabotcosplay

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