You know, I don’t normally like to read comics that have backstory written somewhere (like a wiki or another page) that can make the story that much more interesting. My take has always been – “If it can’t revealed in the comic, then it’s not worth reading.”
Unsounded is something like that, but not something like that. You can read the extra info if you want, but the author has promised (and is delivering) that all that info will be revealed while telling the story. And I actually read the extra stuff because I wanted to know more ahead of time.
It’s also well drawn, and nicely paced.
Synopsis: The King of Thieves sends his adopted daughter (who has a tail) to find his brother who is trying to make money in a smuggling operation in a far away land and hasn’t paid his dues in two years. He sends an undead guide/guard with her (he blackmailed the undead guy). Apparently, the world uses mindless undead creatures to do simple tasks, and this guy is an “intelligent” undead person who is chaffing under his needs and his duty. So he hides his true nature while avoiding as many people as possible. In a world where a war is brewing and alliances are impossible to figure out. And there’s human slavery involved.
There’s magic, fantasy and a lot of pretty awesome ideas woven into a wonderfully drawn and colored comic. A must-read if you like stories like Girl Genius. My Fall suggestion for my readers.