Battlecats #1 Review
Evening Cosmic readers! Let’s give some love to the indies, shall we? I love almost anything with the independent label, indie movies, indie music, indie video games, and even indie comic books, I’m hipster like that. So when Roland handed Battlecats over to me and delivered a little synopsis about the Mad Cave studio book I happily obliged.
Battlecats at first glance looks and sounds like a Thundercats knockoff, rest assured though, it’s not. Battlecats first five part series “The Hunt for the Dire Beast” takes a band of five well equipped warriors, with powers and abilities much like a well built D&D group, and has them hunting for a beast under order of the King Eramad III. Looking at the cover I’m obviously skeptical of this “group” because I didn’t see one bard among them and any RPG group worth its weight has a bard, everyone knows this. I’m happy to report that a lute makes an appearance!
Battlecats is the love child of its writer and creator Mark London, and this is what makes indies so special to me is just how much love, thought, and passion are put into them. I find myself a lot of times being turned off on just how bogged down fantasy can be with different families, languages, beings, etc but, London has created a fresh feeling fantasy world that’s as inviting as it’s intriguing.
I’ll admit, Battlecats looks like a book you’d seen in Artist’s Alley at cons, flip through a bit, then set back down, smile and move on but I implore you to stop and read it. It’s fun, action packed, and has a story that’ll have you wanting to see how it ends.
When you finish Battlecats #1 read Mark London’s “Letter from the Creator” and learn to love this little group of battle felines even more. Then, like I did, go check out battlecats.com and explore the world of Valderia some more.