If your middle school U.S. history class had been more like a sci-fi movie, you might have paid more attention. Well it’s never too late for a history lesson, and that’s where “Manifest Destiny” comes in.
Image Comics’ “Manifest Destiny” is a retelling of the Lewis and Clark expedition written by Chris Dingess with art by Matthew Roberts. But this is the version we weren’t taught ins school.
Working with well-known material can be a tricky thing, especially in comics, but Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts have managed to deliver strong characters and a premise that could expand into a very interesting and unexpected adventures.
This book introduces you to the lives and living conditions of the men working with Lewis & Clark during their 1804 expedition across America to map the great frontier. What these ment don’t know is that Lewis & Clark are also on a secret mission for the President.
You see, Monsters inhabit this vast land, and the explorers have been commissioned to hunt them down and clear the way for their country’s expansion.
In the comic Lewis is shown as the scientist, while Clark is the military leader. Their crew is made up of volunteer army members and convicts. Each man has something to gain from the expedition (even Lewis & Clark).
But are any of the truly trustworthy? And how long before the others realize the be monsters in these woods?
Well. you gotta read to find out. And conveniently enough, the first trade collecting “Manifest Destiny” #1-6 is available now for around $10. Go on, check it out. You know you want to.