Translucid: Issue #1 Wild Horses
Writer: Claudio Sanchez & Chondra Echert
Illustrator: Daniel Bayliss
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Translucid: When you thought you had read every super hero tale to be told, you may need to
As an avid fan of Claudio Sanchez’s work with Coheed and Cambria, The Amory Wars, and
Key of Z, Translucid had automatically drawn my attention. However; Does Sanchez’s and his
golden haired counterpart, Chondra Echert’s first venture into the ever popular world of super
heroes live up to the competition? Yes, yes it does.
Translucid tells the story of The Navigator, a self-made hero who seems to rely on his evil
counterpart, The Horse, for his feelings of self-worth. A story of how co-dependence on
someone else is never a good thing (remember that ex-girlfriend that made you feel like a
man, then slept with your best friend and shattered your self-confidence? Well, it’s kinda like
that).I was immediately attracted to the beautiful art of Translucid, and Daniel Bayliss did a
phenomenal job from the character design to this holy-sh*t-I-just-ate-some-shrooms visuals, it is
phenomenal. Flipping panel to panel, I thought it couldn’t get any better, I was so wrong. I felt
my heart racing page to page, then before I knew it I was already rooting for the Navigator to
kick some horse a**.
The script is beautifully written, and executed perfectly with every panel.
Twists and turns around every corner kept my interest peaked the entire time, and if my instincts
are right, this is not going to be like any other good guy versus bad guy tale I’ve ever read, and
that is not a bad thing. I’ll be waiting for issue #2 with open arms.
Translucid receives a 4 out of 4.
(Editor’s note: This review was written by Austin Carter)