Title: Legend #1
Author: Kara & Woo Soo Jung
Publisher: Ice Kunion
May Contain Spoilers
Eun-Gyo Sung is no stranger to trouble. She gets terrible grades, falls asleep in class, and gets into fights. When she’s suspended for fighting, she runs away from home to escape her mother’s wrath. She falls onto the subway tracks and is saved by a mysterious boy She’s instantly smitten with him. She learns that his sister has been taken captive, and agrees to help him save her. Soon she finds herself propelled back to the past, a prisoner of the high priest Ho-Dong. It seems that the spirit of the lake has demanded a sacrifice, and Eun-Gyo and her new companion, No-Ah have been volunteered for the job!
Legend gets off to a promising start. When No-Ah impetuously challenges his sister’s kidnapper, he learns of the seven blade sword that was used to destroy the monster Bulkirin, and was then broken into pieces. In order to save his sister, he must locate the seven scattered fragments. Eun-Gyo seems to be the key to finding the pieces.
I liked Eun-Gyo. When she discovers that she’s been flung back in time, is she upset? No!! She’s positively ecstatic that she doesn’t have to go to school anymore. She’s disturbed after she’s taken captive by Ho-Dong and told that he intends to kill her, but No-Ah promises to protect her. This results in another wave of giddy affection for the handsome warrior. She might be considered a little simple minded when she doesn’t question why No-Ah chose her for his time traveling companion, but I’m hoping this will be covered in the next volume.
The art is dark and a little cluttered, but the pretty boys with their long flowing locks makes up for the occasionally jumbled panels. The page layouts had a lot of variety and really kept my attention glued to the pages.
Rated for Teen 13+