The Autumnlands, Vol. 1 by Kurt Busiek

The Autumnlands, Vol. 1

The debut collection of the hit epic-fantasy series. When the wizards of the Autumnlands reach through time to bring back a legendary hero, they don't get the savior they expected. But in a shattered, besieged city, he's their only hope of survival—and possibly their entire world's, as well.Collects THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW #1-6

Details The Autumnlands, Vol. 1

TitleThe Autumnlands, Vol. 1
Release DateJun 9th, 2015
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews The Autumnlands, Vol. 1

  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Excellent introduction to a world where anthropomorphized animals live on cities that float in the sky with the help of a magic that is fading from existence. To combat this magic shortage, a talented magic user gathers a coalition of wizards to bring a great warrior from the past to the present in order to reawaken the powers. The warrior is surprising, his summoning has unintended consequences, and the reader, after just a few pages, finds hers...
  • Sean Gibson
    Pros: magnificent artwork, fun Evil Dead/Army of Darkness vibe (in terms of a character dropping in from the future and being a little rough around the edges), interesting world building and magic system Cons: most of the main characters are annoying and/or pretentious, naked owl chicks are not hot (even less so when they’re mangled and dead), less interesting to read than to look atUpshot: the first volume of this series is like the sweet, dor...
  • Chad
    This is the closest thing I've came to reading a fantasy novel in comic book form. It starts off very slowly in an anthropomorphic world. The magicians name probably 50 spells as they cast them which is beyond annoying. After the first 2 issues things start to get rolling and the book gets much better.I was unfamiliar with the artist but the art is stunningly beautiful and reminds me quite a bit of Fables in color palette and tone.
  • Cheese
    Well. That was disappointing. I just found the whole story rather boring and the artwork too dim and undetailed for my liking. It doesn't explain either why they're all over evolved humanoid animals.
  • Chris Lemmerman
    Firstly, before anything else, the artwork in this volume is absolutely beautiful and worth buying the book for on it's own. Ben Dewey manages to draw animals every bit as expressive and varied as humans, and his world building is second to none. Even the desolate landscapes of the Autumnlands are gorgeous to look at, and the painted pages in each issue are a joy.But of course, it's all tied together with Kurt Busiek's words, and as anyone knows,...
  • Stewart Tame
    This is a promising beginning for an epic fantasy series. Busiek channeled his inner Robert E. Howard for this one. It's a world populated by anthropomorphic animals. Wizards use their power to float entire cities in the air. But magic seems to be running out. In an attempt to solve this problem, a group of wizards pool their resources in an attempt to summon a legendary champion from the past. They succeed, but the drain on local magic brings th...
  • ♠ Eze ♠
    Es un trabajo excelente. El arte, los colores, la historia, los personajes, el mundo, etc. Pero mis espectativas eran tan elevadas, que era imposible cumplirlas.Esperaba que fuera el mejor comic de todos los tiempos, no lo es.No deja de estar entre los mejores, cualquier persona que aprecie la fantasia le va a encontrar lugar en su coleccion a este material. Pero es cuatro o cinco estrellas como mucho. No van a encontrar la perfeccion absoluta.Fu...
  • Estelle
    Amazing world and I'm in love with all the different character's looks, but the story was a bit disappointing. I started getting bored with it in the second half. Hopefully the next issues will be better!
  • Chris
    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley.Also a thank you to Merry Meerkat who read and reviewed this. It was because of her(?) review that I picked it up. This collects issues 1-6 of Autumnlands, which quite frankly, just might be enough to get me to actually by comics as single issues again. Because seriously – hot damn! This is what comics should be. Screw that. This is what story telling should be. Autumnlands opens in a world where a class of animal ...
  • Matthew Quann
    Fantasy comics can be hard to nail, but Image has served me well with Monstress and Birthright, so I decided to try out The Autumnlands too! Though this is my least favourite of those mentioned, it is a fair start to what could be a very fun series. Nothing blew my socks off, but a fine way to spend an hour on the weekend. I’ll be back for the next volume!PS: I've been meaning to get into Kurk Busiek's Astro City, but I've no idea where to star...
  • Jesse A
    Fine, I guess. Army of Darkness meets Watership down. Art was nice but the story was a bit dull. Not sure if I'll continue or not.
  • Kaitlin
    So I've now read the entire volume for this and I have to say I loved the first issue the most. In the first issue we're introduced to a world only inhabited by animals. I loved seeing the way that these civilised animals had built up a culture and the reliance on magic for this culture was super interesting.As the book went on we get the introduction of a human character and this completely shifted the focus of the book in my opinion. I kind of ...
  • Shannon
    If you liked Dinotopia or the Katurran Odyssey, buy this right now. Is the symbolism of the English White Terrier oppressing the brown buffalo more than a little heavy-handed? Certainly. Is the art and whimsical fantasy worldbuilding enough to make up for it? Absolutely. Put Audiomachine on while you read and strap in for the kind of fantasy adventure you thought had disappeared twenty years ago. Parents, do take a gander through this before hand...
  • Emily
    That was pretty good. There was a flood of weird names and lingo at the beginning that was a little off putting, but once I started to get a sense of the characters and the relationships, I settled into the story and enjoyed it. I'm not happy it ended on a cliffhanger, but I'm in for the next installment. (view spoiler)[ It was an interesting twist that the animals viewed the human's behavior as uncivilized. I liked that the author called attenti...
  • Corinna Bechko
    Ben Dewey can draw animals like no one else, and that together with Kurt Busiek's writing makes this gorgeous first volume feel like an entire world. I would give this an extra star if I could because I can't think of another comic that features an anthropomorphic tapir, even in a bit part.
  • Crystal Starr Light
    Bullet Review:3...or 4? It's a decent read, if predictable. I am curious what happens next.3.5?Damn this Champion is a royal a-hole!
  • Melle
    Ugh. This could have been (and was almost) a five-star, Saga-quality, Animal Farm/Watership Down/Monkey Wars/Castle Waiting grownup animal story comic with its gorgeous art and great plot, but -- and this is a big *BUT* because this kind of shizz should not be getting past editors and being published in 2015 -- the borderline-if-not-outright-racist stereotype depiction of the American bison characters as broken-English-speaking Plains tribal memb...
  • Tania Gee
    3.5 StarsRe-iterating what everyone else is saying about this book, the artwork is stunning. Seriously.The storyline is good, though somewhat unoriginal at the moment. I do suspect Busiek will be doing much more with our conception of saviors in future issues, and I look forward to that. To be honest, I really enjoyed this first volume and I probably would have rated this book somewhat higher pre-Wild's End, as somehow all animal-based stories ar...
  • Travis Duke
    pretty bad fantasy, that is overloaded with crappy lore. Animal people that live in a time of fantasy and magic that pray to several gods including.. the goddess of housing and urban devoplment? what the shit? this is page 2 and it nose dives right away. It is such a terrible start that is filled with meaningless names and lore that you just want to throw the book out the window. I pushed the book away for a few days and came back and basically s...
  • Roy
    This didnt read well for me. I felt it starred off too slow and by the time it did kick in for me it was too late. The art was great and the world building was solid bur characters annoyed me.
  • Gabriel Oliveira
    Esse primeiro arco da nova série de Kurt Busiek, Benjamim Dewey e Jordie Bellaire é uma das melhores coisas publicadas pela Image no momento.Ambientado num mundo fantasioso de seres antropomórficos que vivem numa sociedade construída com base em magia arcana, poderia ser só mais uma HQ de fantasia com um viés de RPG medieval, exceto que Busiek vai mais longe e introduz ficção científica como parte desse universo.Os arquétipos de persona...
  • India
    Amazing! The story was great, epic adventure, and action-packed. The art was phenomenal, added to the feel of the story and portrayed the characters emotions and feels in a real authentic way. Felt like an epic fantasy adventure tale with talking animals. And that's the dumbed down description of this story. Can't wait to pick up the next one!
  • Frank
    An Anthropomorphic fantasy tale. A village reaches back in time for their legendary savior, but they get something they didn't bargain for. A bit predictable but I am interested where this story goes.
  • Kenny
    Magnificient new epic with Busiek and Dewey creating a world of magic and brutality.Excellent!
  • Andrew
    Kurt Busiek is a fine writer, but something's holding me back from really caring about any of this. It's alright if there's absolutely nothing else laying around.
  • Doc
    Before allowing a younger reader to read this series I should warn you it is rated M for Mature. There is some full frontal male nudity, Plenty of blood, murder, strong language, and anthropomorphic people (just in case you are offended by animal people for whatever reason.)Magic is becoming rarer and legend tells the people there was a Great Champion that opened the gates of magic once upon a time and brought magic into the world. Now with despe...
  • Navid
    What I liked about The Autumnlands:- The artwork: It's magnificent and eye-catching! There's nothing more I can say about it.- Mysterious Story: There are a lot of questions that evoke curiosity of readers all along the book! (view spoiler)[ What happened to humans? When and how anthropomorphized animals inhabited the earth? What technologies people had in the time of The Great Champion? etc. (hide spoiler)]What I didn't like about The Autumnland...
  • Matt
    This was so awesome and a huge surprise. I checked this out on a whim and I'm glad that I did. The artwork is gorgeous and the storyline is very intriguing. It's epic fantasy at its finest. The writing is top notch and the characters are fleshed out quite nicely. This was damn good read and I loved every second of it.
  • Alasondro Alegré
    ★★★ ★★★½