Created by long-time television director Eric Dean Seaton [Ground Floor, Undateable, Austin & Ally], the Legend of the Mantamaji trilogy is the story of an unlikely hero who learns he is only part human and the last of an ancient race of knights with magical abilities who are responsible for the safety and well-being of all mankind. Instead of going from geek to chic, the hero - an assistant district attorney - is already handsome, smart and a bit of an ass. Humility and ancient evil reborn prove to be his greatest foes in this fun, fast-paced and smart series. Seaton manages to keep readers guessing with well-placed plot twists that make the story feel like both a book and a miniseries.
Standouts include female characters who are smart, strong warriors equal to the male characters in the book with no "ass-to-the-camera" poses, great pen work by Brandon Palas, coloring by Andrew Dalhouse of Boom!, D.C. and Marvel, and lettering by Eisner-nominated artist Deron Bennett.