Coda, Vol. 1

Coda, Vol. 1

A broken fantasy that?s equal parts Lord of the Rings and Mad Max, Coda is the next original series by Eisner-nominated authorSimon Spurrier (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla). In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, an antisocial former bard named Hum seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul- A broken fantasy that?s equal parts Lord of the Rings and Mad Max, Coda is the next original series by Eisner-no...

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Title:Coda, Vol. 1
Author:Simon Spurrier
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1684153212
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Coda, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Craig
    May 24, 2019
    This arc seems to consist primarily of set-up. Still not entirely sure just what's going on, but I'll be back for the next volume. I'm a big fan of Spurrier's writing (usually) and the artwork in this is pretty amazing. ...
  • Shannon
    Mar 15, 2019
    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 Total review score: 4.75 ...
  • Sierra
    Jul 15, 2019
    A steady start. A traveler on a quest to save his wife gets caught up in some fantasy politics. With a city torturing an elf to use his body as energy, Hum has to decide if he wants to join their knighthood or help the bandits steal it away from them. This book was funny and a lot m...
  • Dakota Morgan
    May 28, 2019
    The colors alone make Coda worth picking up. Matias Bergara creates a vibrant, explosively bright world filled with strange creatures, distinct characters, and thrilling settings. It's like scrolling through an insane directory of concept art, except there's also an excellent story pro...
  • Kristin
    Apr 28, 2019
    When I hate something I can pinpoint with venomous precision what I don't like, but when I love something articulating why I liked it always devolves into excited hand gestures and guttural noises. Coda is what you get if you exposed a high fantasy world to a Mad Maxian apocalypse ...
  • Carla A
    May 02, 2019
    While I love the drawing style it is some how also very distracting making this hard for me to read for some reason. Plus since I am old and need "readers" some of the fonts were difficult for me to read while in poorly lighted areas. The premise is good and all that it is me not you. ...
  • Joseph
    Feb 25, 2019
    Beautiful art, and gorgeous colours. ...
  • Jennifer
    Sep 03, 2019
    Coda has a post-apocalyptic setting in a high fantasy world, which is what drew me in. This first volume sets up the story and characters well (with a nice twist on the damsel in distress thrown in for good measure). I think the series has the potential to be good, but isn't quite ther...
  • Cale
    Jul 22, 2019
    We've seen a lot of post-apocalyptic worlds in media, but not as many post-apocalyptic fantasy worlds. Simon Spurrier has found a unique world to imagine, and he mines a fair bit of story out of it. Our mostly nameless protagonist and his ill-tempered pentacorn are wandering the devast...
  • Lisa
    Jun 10, 2019
    I read this very slowly because it was so beautifully drawn (and the story is excellent as well). I loved the idea of visiting a post-apocalyptic world based on magic and Spurrier did not disappoint on how cool it was. He hit an important want-to-see for me in that some people will adj...
  • Macha
    Apr 07, 2019
    this was excellent, and wild. high fantasy clashes with graphic post-apocalyptic backgrounds, while the narrative considers the ethical implications. meanwhile the artwork, by Uruguayan Matias Bergara, seems like a cross between Fiona Staples in Saga and Sergio Aragones in Groo the Wan...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    Jun 01, 2019
    Coda seems to be working very hard to be the fantasy Saga. It's similarly focused on a couple. It's similarly got kind of scratchy art. It's similarly a bit crude and pragmatic. And it doesn't succeed nearly as well. The problem is that it goes overboard, particularly with the bl...
  • Tyler Thresk
    May 04, 2019
    Thoroughly mediocre characters (felt like poorly-inhabited Remender castoffs, himself already prone to somewhat two-dimensional characters) and a tedious diary-as-narration framing technique (also in a substandard aping of Remender's superior Seven To Eternity), absolutely shot through...
  • Elizabeth
    Jun 24, 2019
    Coda has a fresh concept, solid writing, stunning art and colours, and just a lot going for it overall. Reading volume one is my first experience with it, and it does feel like there's a lot of set up going on, but it definitely has me interested in continuing the series. I put volume ...
  • Benji Glaab
    Jun 30, 2019
    An absurdly fantastic 5? graphic novel with an epic fantasy setting. The world ended and magic died with it "The old world was beautiful and bright and crazy and brave. Mostly I hated it. And then it ended. Latest in a long line of unpronuncible dark Lords finally did it. Fir...
  • Sean Gibson
    Dec 14, 2018
    A little D&D, a dash of Mad Max, a dollop of satire, and a frisson of twistiness make this an intriguing, if slightly undercooked, dish. There?s more potential here than there is delightful storytelling, but if the last third of the book portends the level of quality to come, the...
  • Max Loh
    Apr 19, 2019
    I picked this up on a friend's recommendation and ended up thoroughly enjoying it. The art is great, and the colour scheme reminded me of Moebius's work, which is a tall order in and of itself. I'm not sure how to describe this, but Matias Bergara's art looks like how Simon Spurrier...
  • Rachel
    Jun 12, 2019
    Imagine all the high fantasy worlds you love. Now imagine the dark forces won, faded away, and years later civilization has finally started to build itself off the scraps of the old. That is Coda. The source of magic is sparse, the creatures aren't quite what you expect, and heroes are...
  • André Habet
    May 26, 2019
    I very much dig the art of this comic, and think the story will pick up now that Serka, the bard's wife and berserker, has become more of a main character. Definitely gonna follow for at least one more volume to see how it goes. ...
  • Chad
    Aug 19, 2019
    Part high fantasy, part Mad Max. At this point, the book is more potential than good. The characters are interesting and there's lots of back-stabbing and double-crossing. The storytelling can be obtuse though and the art is too chaotic for me. There's just too much shit in each panel ...
  • Ian Carpenter
    Apr 29, 2019
    Absolutely beautiful art. A story that lost my interest in the beginning where it felt flip, arbitrary and disconnected in its world-building but I was won back hard in the final book where some great twists and new characters signaled what might be a great series going forward. ...
  • Loki
    Jan 30, 2019
    Si Spurrier never lets me down. This time, it's a fantasy world where the magic is slowly running out, and one man struggles to... but that would be telling. Also, monsters, steam-tech, plans within plans, and an adorable moppet of a beggar. It's really something, and there's a lot mor...
  • Adam Stone
    Sep 18, 2018
    There have been a bunch of books in the last few years with similar color palletes, and quite a few with a similar art style. There have also been a fair amount of humorous fantasy adventure books, and post apocalyptic tales. This story flips all the others on their backs and exposes t...
  • San
    Mar 30, 2019
    just...gorgeous. so absolutely my jam that it's almost upsetting. a very compelling web of colourful characters and stunning art, I'm hooked! ...
  • Pardis Ahmadi
    Mar 01, 2019
    Okay the story was kinda confusing, but i really love the art. I won?t be continuing the series anytime soon though. ...
  • Nevaeh Millar
    Jul 07, 2019
    It was very confusing but the artwork was splendid? It was beautiful, the colors weren't too much. Dry humor as well ...
  • Vanessa Halls
    Apr 04, 2019
    A genuinely fresh fantasy story, stunningly beautiful and beautifully told. I can't wait for volume 2. ...
  • Ben Meszaros
    May 28, 2019
    I picked up Coda on recommendation from a friend and because I (like most of us) judge a book by its cover, and Coda has one hell of a cover. My friend described it as "a post apocalyptic fantasy world where Sauron won." That's enough for me, so I gave it a go. Coda is one of tho...
  • Nica
    Apr 12, 2019
    Art?????+Story????? Lord of the Rings/Mad Max mashup is about right when describing this series. I quickly fell in love with the art. It?s in the vein of other South American illustrators like Gabriel Ba & such. The vibe is a nice paradox of gritty, dark ske...
  • Jesús
    May 19, 2019
    Blending fantasy, western, and post-apocalyptic fiction, Coda is beautiful escapist storytelling in the visual style of Mtal hurlant (Heavy Metal). The world of Coda and its characters are quickly built and convincingly established. The art is absolutely stunning. The world-build...