Aiden and Nik are trapped in a burning building. Aiden can usually manipulate fire at will, but something is wrong. Suddenly the two friends find themselves in a forest away from any fire, in a land they don’t recognize. There Aiden’s magical ability seems to be stronger. They spend days searching for their way home, but when they find civilization again, they realize they may be much farther away from home than they think!
This first issue of a longer story by Penina Gal is a beautiful and fun introduction. Many mysteries present themselves, but so do personalities of Aiden and Nik. Penina’s storytelling weaves effortlessly between playful, pensive, and heart-racing moments. The comic is also drawn with a very simple playful line, that is embellished with subtle and beautiful watercolor throughout.