#6 may not be as immediately gripping and full of razor-sharp dialogue as previous instalments, but it certainly continues Reyn’s run of consistent and enjoyable issues. Some intriguing and dramatic storylines have been put into place, which will no doubt leave the reader eagerly awaiting #7 next month.
Reyn #5 proves to be another stellar instalment of an entertaining and well-made series; funny, fast-paced and excellently illustrated, Reyn has much potential and has been fairly consistent in quality throughout its run. There are a few aspects that will arguably improve in the next issues- when the group’s current location and objective change- but this reader is excited to wait it out and enjoy the ride.
Reyn may not be a ground-breaking title bringing something new to the fantasy genre, and aside from Reyn’s stellar one-liners, the pedestrian dialogue does not make for compelling reading. The action scenes, however, are beautifully executed, the protagonists are likeable and the story arc as a whole does have potential. The elaborate combat scenes may have little substance, but this issue establishes Reyn as fun, entertaining- if slightly pedestrian- fantasy.
Reyn does not necessarily offer the reader anything different from other fantasy titles, but the two protagonists have the potential to become compelling and entertaining characters. Separating Reyn from the typical fantasy hero archetype is what will make the book stand out from a very large crowd of similar titles.