Dragonero - Il Ribelle 29: Il Luresindo, Alben yesterday, today, tomorrow

Dragonero - Il Ribelle 29: Il Luresindo, Alben yesterday, today, tomorrow

Dragonero - Il Ribelle 29

A double story was needed to finally be able to uncover more of Alben's past. It seems incredible, if we think about how the Luresindo has always been one of the closest figures to Ian Aranill, an almost mentor role in some passages, while in others his subtle presumption has led him to be almost brazen in concealing his plans. . A complex, fascinating and unfathomable figure that only now with the double story The past of Alben and Dragonero - Il Ribelle 29: The Luresindo we finally have the opportunity to fully understand.

The strength of double stories, in addition to testing the temper of anxious readers, is the possibility of being able to give a broader breath to the narrative, allowing the authors to be able to try their hand at stories that, although inserted within a tight continuity like that of Dragonero, they are configured as microcosms. A game of joints in which enterprising pens venture into creating narrative mechanisms that are based on rapid changes of perspective, whether from different characters or on different temporal planes, as in the case of Vietti's story. The past of Alben and Il Luresindo are the two souls of this portrait of the old grumpy, played with wit in a mirror image, a sensation that sharpens the perception of finding oneself in an articulated, exciting single story.

Dragonero - Il Ribelle 29: Il Luresindo, Alben's life between present and past

A construction of the story that at the end of The Past of Alben left the pre-eminent role to the past, so much so that Il Luresindo begins right at the time of the magician's youth, showing us his first steps inside the Academy. Formative moment for a young man, who must face an open wound, the tragic loss of his family, and at the same time accept that he has a power to manage. Vietti moves easily between these different ideas, orchestrating a series of moments in which we see the possible paths on which Alben could have walked, who finds himself feeling the easy enticements of power but remains firmly in his fundamentally honest soul, even to the inside an organization such as that of Luresindi, where every action is analyzed in terms of results and benefits. A modus operandi that may seem far from the traditional visions of pure-hearted heroes, but let's not forget that in Dragonero the purity of an adamantine hero is a rare commodity, Bonelli's fantasy, especially in the period of Dragonero - The Rebel, showed a streak close to grimdark, in which heroism has given way to much more human pragmatism, to the necessary choices, however painful, because we must not forget that we are still in a society divided by a bitter civil war.

Vietti therefore chooses to give Alben the opportunity to find peace in one's inner torments while being part of that process of creation that should present us with a new Erondar in the coming months. The wisdom with which Alben orchestrates this plan of his does not hide, in fact, a strong, authentic emotional drive, a sort of atonement for a never fully metabolized guilt that only now, at the end of his path, finally seems to find its opportunity for redemption. With The Past of Alben and Il Luresindo, Vietti chooses to show us the legacy of Alben, his gift to the Erondar that will be. And it is almost poetic that this hint of the end of the journey ends, in Il Luresindo, with a moment that instead contains the birth of the 'magical' figure of Alben, a scene that reinforces the sense of legacy of the character with his world. br>

A story of human hope

The cover created by Gianluca Pagliarani and Paolo Francescutto is priceless. who choose to break all delay and show readers an illustration with a strong fantasy soul. Net of the easy approach to well-known genre cinema scenes, the interpretative effort of Pagliarani is to be applauded, offering a table capable of exploiting the verticality of space with particular foresight. A slender development that still manages to maintain its own dynamics, strongly circular culminating in the figure of Alben, ruler of the scene. Result obtained by guiding the gaze of the reader, who despite having Ian as a figure of greater volume in the peripheral part of the table, does not hesitate to identify the smallest Luresindo in the center of the visual field as the real protagonist of the moment. Again due appreciation to the expertise of Francescutto who makes the Luciferian setting at its best with an overbearing color in the central spaces and darker in approaching the edge of the table, playing with the brightness on decentralized Ian.

With Dragonero - Il Ribelle 29: Il Luresindo ends a magnificent double story, useful not only for the continuity of the saga but also for the deserved enhancement of a splendid figure of Dragonero.

From the shadows we rise. In silence we strike.

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