Eru: Eric Kukoyi is not a normal man. He doesn’t age or sleep. He lectures at the University of Lagos, also doubling as a par time psychiatrist and parapsychologist. When night dawns, where creatures haunt corners and crime rears its head, he becomes the one thing any of them will ever fear, he becomes fear itself. Bound by oath to haunt the night as a force of retribution. The people of this city have called him many names, but one echoes the loudest… ERU fear itself, walks among us.
3 reviews on “Eru”
I love dark fantasies and antiheroes so this comic is right up my avenue. Eru is very reminiscent of one of my favorite all-time comics, Sandman by Neil Gaiman. From the storytelling to the art there are so many parallels. In this community, there are may awesome artists but storytelling lags behind somewhat. That's why Eru stands out for me, the story is on point (so far)! The art also seems to get better with each issue particularly #4 which really blew my mind: the rich colours and dynamic action scenes are really something to behold. If you haven't guessed by now I'm a huge fan of this comic and I can't recommend it highly enough.Cons
I'm nitpicking here but sometimes I feel there's a bit too much going which makes it a bit harder to follow the story. A more regular publication would also be amazing, I understand it's a free comic but honestly, I'd rather pay for it if that would mean a more frequent release schedule.
Probably my favorite title from Comic Republic. As an older reader, I like the complexity of the protagonist. He's a deity that living in modern day Lagos posing as a human. He's lived for thousands of years so he has a very apathetic attitude towards the world and I really enjoy experiencing his point of view. This is somewhat of a spoiler but there's a scene in book three where the main character saves a young girl that's about to be ravaged by a demon. After Eru saves he comforts her for a moment then she falls asleep on his shoulder. That scene was beautiful!Cons
The 1st three issues are very character driven and well paced, however, I felt the 4th issue broke away from that approach. Instead, there was loads of action, several new characters and a lot of exposition. I still enjoyed it but not as much as the previous issues.
Amazing art. The finest I've seen from any indie publishing outfit, it rivals any quality put out by Dc or Marvel , probably even most manga and manhwa I've read over time. Its not a comic its an art piece.Cons
The story is a bit disjointed as issue 1 and issue 2 do not easily connect with issues 3, the last issue is so isolated it almost reads as a spin off to the main title itself, i would have preferred characters from 1,2,3 to show up in any capacity in 4 at least, the terms used are a bit too too much and need some more issues to expand on the terms used.