We at A Place to Hang Your Cape were given the unique opportunity to take a look at some sample pages of Alexandre Piacsek‘s upcoming series The Light at the Top of the World. Before continuing with our review, we should note that this comic contains adult content so if you’re not into that sort of thing you should probably stay away.
Currently funding on Kickstarter, the story will be split into three parts: The Temple of Naga, The Light at the Top of the World, and Jon Strider and the Adventures of Tattva. The first volume follows lead explorer Baron Buckman as he travels to West India to find the lost map to Tattva. Also known as “The Immortal Citadel”, this map will ultimately help him with his search for the Gate of the Afterlife. However, he’ll have to face Princess Nagavan if he has any hopes of achieving his goals.
There is strong influences from Hinduism in the few pages we get to see. This is something we don’t often cover at A Place to Hang Your Cape and seeing it is a breath of fresh air. We’re eager to see how these influences impact the overall story and hope it offers intriguing supernatural beings and characters.
Alexandre Piacsek’s art is vibrant, colourful, and is what ultimately gives the comic its psychedelic feel. The line art and colouring is gorgeous. You can see the time and dedication each panel must have taken in order to bring it to life. We only needed to see a few pages to know that this story took blood, sweat, and tears to come into fruition.