Review – The Guild: Fawkes

Story By: Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Colors By: Matthew Wilson
Cover By: Paul Duffield
Alternate Cover By: Emma Rios and Matthew Wilson
Pinups By: Ron Chan and Jeff Carlisle
Published By: Dark Horse

Fawkes is in the midst of a breakdown. He has lost himself and is desperately trying to go back to the core of who he thinks he is. After the fallout of his relationship with Codex, he begins a soul-searching journey with(out) the help of his Axis friends. A self-proclaimed Epicurean, he looks for help in his area of study, philosophy. His Axis buddies however have had enough and are looking for a way to oust their not-so-fearless leader. Fawkes, refusing to roll over and play dead, harkens back his roots. This is not a good thing. We get to see Fawkes in his daily life, tormenting his intro to philosophy class, drinking his pain away and writing his feelings in his journal. After some soul-searching, he comes to the conclusion that in order to get back on track he must truly find himself, the real him. His approach is unexpected but will it work and will he finally find a way to erase his feelings for Codex?

Each Guild comic proves one thing, The Guild is awesome in every medium. I absolutely love that they have brought some basic philosophical concepts to the masses! As a philosopher myself I have spent years thinking (hey, that’s what we do) about how to present philosophy in a way that makes it interesting and acceptable to large groups of people. It’s such an important discipline and if comics like these cause people to learn things about Stoicism, Epicureanism and Nihilism then that’s a step in the right direction. I look forward to each Guild comic and I love how each issue focuses on a specific character. Everything in this issue is top-notch, the art, the dialog, the story and it’s a must read for new and old fans of the series!

Release Date: May 23, 2012

Link: Preview

Story:★★★★☆ 
Art:★★★★½ 
Dialog:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆