Universal War One is a series of six issues by Denis Bajram that is being published in the UK by Titan Comics. This is a French comic book series that was published over several years. However, due to the different publicity standards abroad, the story is actually much bigger than a standard six-issue series in the UK, with a total length that encompasses an epic 400 pages.
Universal War One is known for its epic scale, original storyline and engaging characters, but it is the stunning visuals that really allow the story to be vividly captured in the reader’s imagination. The story follows the outbreak of a civil war, just as an unexplainable wall of complete darkness descends on the solar system, completely splitting it in half. This then results in an investigation being carried out, which then leads to the start of the civil war.
The story can seem complex, but the plot is held together well by the clever dialogue and descriptive imagery. Full of immense battles, clever characters and a clever plot, this is a graphic novel that is essential reading for any sc-fi fan. The six-issue series being across a vast number of pages really allows the reader to experience a much larger story. Every issue contained in this collection is a beautiful work of art.
The graphic novel itself is a beautiful hardback, and it is clear that Titan Comics invested a great amount of time and effort into creating a premium collection for fans of the series. This alone should make the graphic novel an essential read, but with the sequel, Universal War Two, soon going to be released in the UK, readers will definitely find much satisfaction in this collection. Also, with the announcement of a film in the works, Universal War One is likely to become a major graphic novel over the next few years. A flawless masterpiece and a stunning collection.
UNIVERSAL WAR ONE / WRITER & ARTIST: DENIS BAJRAM / PUBLISHER: TITAN COMICS / RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 27TH