Arcade Kings #1: Skybound Review

May 16, 2023

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Prepare to be swept away on a thrilling journey with the latest offering from Image Comics. Written and illustrated by the visionary Dylan Burnett, Arcade Kings is a high-octane comic that seamlessly blends elements of retro arcade games, dynamic shonen manga, and pulse-pounding martial arts. Get ready to unleash a storm of excitement with every turn of the page!

Written by: Dylan Burnett
Art by: Dylan Burnett
Colors by: Walter Baiamonte & Sara Antonellini

Dive into the extraordinary world of Arcade Kings, where we follow the enigmatic Joe, whose face resembles a Dragon fruit (though many mistake it for a tomato). As a wanderer, he traverses towns in relentless pursuit of someone dear to his heart. A true arcade virtuoso, Joe dominates the fighting games scene, leaving no worthy opponent in his wake. However, when his haunting past catches up with him. Joe finds himself thrust into the most formidable battle of his life.

Arcade Kings bursts with unbridled, action-packed energy that will leave you breathless. It’s fast-paced narrative and vibrant artwork create a visual feast that perfectly complements the universe being crafted. With a sleek and cool anime-inspired aesthetic, the book reimagines the cyberpunk genre through a brighter lens. Captivating readers with its distinctive style. While the abundance of visual elements can be overwhelming, it harmonizes flawlessly with the breakneck pace of the world and the story it unfolds.

Final Thoughts:

Arcade Kings doesn’t aim to immerse you in a complex narrative; instead, it delivers pure enjoyment, boundless energy, and a cast of intriguing characters. It’s the ideal escape after a long day at the office, allowing you to unwind and revel in its vibrant world. Reading this comic is akin to experiencing the latest EDM sensation but in the form of a visually captivating adventure. Brace yourself for an exhilarating ride that will leave you craving for more!