The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer is the both the first The Untamed comic book story arc, as well as the very first comic published by Stranger Comics for their Asunda Universe imprint. It is written and created by Sebastian A. Jones, illustrated by both Peter Bergting and Darrell May, and lettered by both Joshua Cozine and Troy Peteri.
Before I start this review, I should quickly mention the fact that I am only reviewing the hardcover collection of The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer only because that is how I read it. Also, this (along with my other reviews for Stranger Comic’s Asunda Universe titles) will be a spoiler free review.
The plot of The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer is about a man who is sent back into the real-world after dying in order to collect seven souls in exactly seven days. While on this mission, he encounters a human-elf hybrid named Niobe (with this comic being her very first appearance as she also appears in other comic books in the Asunda Universe from Stranger Comics) who ends up becoming his ally on his quest.
Before I start saying how I personally felt about The Untamed: Sinner’s Prayer, please allow me to quickly talk about the Asunda Universe for just a bit since I’ve mentioned at the very start of this review. The Asunda Universe is an imprint from Stranger Comics that publishes comic books and graphic novels that are all connected in the fictional world of Asunda. Asunda is a world in the fantasy genre where humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, and other typical and even original fantasy races exist. This fictional comics universe was created by Sebastian A. Jones, and (as already stated) is published by Stranger Comics.
For the very first comic that’s part of the Asunda Universe (as well as the publishing imprint its named after), The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer is a good beginning and introduction to the fictional world its a part of thanks to a lot of the qualities it has that are required to make a good comic.
For starters, the writing by Sebastian A. Jones is very good as the story is very easy to understand and pay attention to, and all the characters are written with a strong amount of development to them. While there isn’t too much world building in this comic, what is presented here does at least help the reader understand what goes on in the world of Asunda.
The artwork in The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer by Peter Bergting, and Darrell May fits this comic very well thanks to how awesome Peter’s illustrations are as he truly knows how to draw emotional and thrilling panels in this comic. This is also helped by Darrell May’s layout designs as without his contribution, the art wouldn’t be as good as it is now.
Joshua Cozine, and Troy Peteri’s lettering in this comic looks excellent as it is very easy to look at and understand all the dialogue spoken by the characters. The speech bubbles are presented in a very clear fashion, and the rest of the overall lettering is easy to follow.
Since I am reviewing the hardcover collection of The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer, I want to quickly talk about all the special bonus content featured at the end of the book. I don’t wanna spoil any specifics as to what they are, but what I will say is that if your the kind of reader who wants to see some extra content after reading like I do, then I highly recommend buying this comic in the hardcover collection format because what is presented at the end of it is really interesting and totally worth taking a look at.
So in conclusion, The Untamed A Sinner’s Prayer is without a doubt a solid beginning and introduction to the Asunda Universe, and I look forward to reading the next The Untamed comic whenever I can.
I give The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer 5/5 Stars, and Two Thumbs Up.