Monday, May 03, 2010

Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost

This is an Aladdin like you've never seen. Drawn primarily from the original tale, the story focuses on an orphaned thief named Aladdin. 

Aladdin, an orphan raised in a brothel in which his mother had work before she died in childbirth, is given the chance to change his life forever. The first issue is very similar to the Disney story and ends with Aladdin finding the genie (Djinn). Using it's powers, Aladdin amasses great riches, but is betrayed by Qassim, the sorcerer who set him after the lamp. With the king murdered, the princess kidnapped, and Aladdin falsely accused, he embarks on a journey with the legendary Sinbad to save the princess and stop Qassim. Followed by a crew of warriors as well as the Djinn of the Ring, Aladdin travels far and wide to find a way to defeat the evil sorcerer and his all powerful Djinn of the Lamp.

The description I gave did not do the book justice. This story was awesome. It read like a movie the entire time. Spread out as a series consisting of three issues, Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost is something definitely worth checking out. It develops the characters well all know and love in ways we've never seen before, as well as adds a darker edge to the story. My only gripe was they could have made this more than three issues. 5/5


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