Review: Xeno Trip #4


An over the top adventure that’s literally out of this world! Cody Bennett wakes up on a mysterious planet, with no memory of how he got there, and quickly discovers that he’s been crowned king of a leading monarchy. And to top it off, he’s apparently started a civil war! With his two alien guards Zorg and Stus, Cody begins the quest to regain the lost pieces of his memory in addition to restoring order to the planet. In doing so, he just might be able to find his way home.

xeno coverThe fourth issue of Xeno Trip hits Comixology this week. The series from QAM Comics is written by Quinton Miles with art by Daniele Cosentino. Giulia Priori provides colors with MaGnUs handling lettering. So far Xen Trip has been an out of this world (sorry for the bad pun) adventure, but does the streak stay alive with issue #4?

Last issue Cody found out that the people his kingdom have been warring with is his best friend Deron. The two buds quickly compare notes about how they ended up on the alien planet in the first place and then set about bringing peace between their two kingdoms. Cody and his two bodyguards had to show Deron’s people that they were serious about the peace talks, and now that all of that is finished Cody and Deron travel back to show the council that the war with the R’Cani has been averted. Cody’s general, who he calls Zolie, was pretty adamant on going to war. He’s contemplating a deal with the sorcerer to do some rather shady things that could bring an end to Cody’s rule. When Deron and Cody announced the Declaration of Unity dinner, Zolie is presented with an opportunity to strike. Can Cody and Deron bring peace during this impromptu dinner? Will Zolie and the shady sorcerer end up working together?

Miles writes another great issue. This one ties right back into some big things that were seeded in the first issue. Things are moving along at a nice pace, so of course something has to come along and throw a wrench in the works. Things take an interesting turn that could have some serious consequences for our characters, human and alien alike. Cosentino’s art is fantastic as always. It’s a great cartoon style that makes for some very expressive characters. The backgrounds and character details make everything alien, yet familiar enough to readers without being over the top. The story is solid, but I find myself flipping back through to look at the art. Priori’s colors are a perfect complement to Cosentino’s art. Things are very bright and lively with green being one of the more dominant colors.

Bottom Line:  Xeno Trip continues to please. This is a great digital series that tells an interesting story and has a lot of fun in the process. I highly encourage you to check it out. You can find the Comixology page by clicking here. 4/5

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