Review: ‘Skybourne’ #1: Excalibur Extraction

A new, original series from celebrated creator Frank Cho (Totally Awesome Hulk, Savage Wolverine)! Full of fast-paced action, Skybourne is James Bond with fantasy elements thrown in and is unlike anything Frank Cho has ever done before. The legend of King Arthur is alive and well in modern day. Only one man, Skybourne, can stop the evil Merlin from destroying the world.


Frank Cho really brought his A game to the table with this book. The story truly has a spy story feel to it while at the same time tapping into a lot of mythology and intense action.

After the quick introduction about Lazarus and how he fathered the Skybourne children, the issue picks up with intense superhuman action. Actually, first it gives us a bit of a mystery by revealing a character who jumps out of a plane but seems to survive the landing without a parachute. Obviously this is one of the Skybourne children; the reason for his decision to jump hasn’t been revealed, but it’s definitely helping to add to the mystery behind the issue. If you love spy stories like Burn Notice this book is perfect for you.




The art is the real outstanding aspect of this book. The violence employed in the first issue is intense and drawn with an insane level of detail behind it. Frank put all of his heart into the art and is proving just how much he wanted to tell this story.


The series is a great miniseries which fans need to check out. Way to go Frank – your new work is incredible and proves you are truly a creator who needs to be watched. Coming from the superhero series to this kind of book really shows his immense talents as both a writer and an artist.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.