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Hellfire: The Origin of Queen Chrysalis by Sorelstrasz

When it comes to the quality of the artwork, I have made it known many times that I give great credit to those who are able to make their art emulate the style and feel of the original source material. And this comic certainly does that as, through the use of vectors, the art style and images seem like something the show’s artists themselves might produce. However, the artist has made it clear that this comic is in fact a compilation of many separate images produced by several other artists, and as such they cannot receive all of the credit for it. Having said that though the imagery is still impressive and certainly not bad to look at, so at the very least it’s a goo-looking comic.

In addition to that, there is also the point that this comic is based on a pre-existing work, that being the Disney adaptation of “The hunchback of Notre Dame”. This, being one of my favourite films, obviously means I’m going to be somewhat biased. However, I do like this comic as it manages to successfully capture the feel of both the dark ton of the story as well as the dramatic imagery of the “Hellfire” song in particular. Overall, I’d say it’s very in-keeping with the feel of the source material.

Originality though is an area where the comic suffers. Like I said, this comic was based on a pre-existing work. And not only that, but the work it was based on was itself an adaptation of a story made by someone else. So it’s, in effect, an adaptation of an adaptation. But even if that wasn’t the case, I wouldn’t even be able to clam that it’s the first time I’ve seen this concept added to something MLP-related as I’ve seen this scenario of “Hellfire” played out with MLP characters by other artists. But, just because something’s been done before doesn’t mean it’s not good on it’s own merits, and this comic is certainly good in spite of all that.

All-in-all I’d say that this is a very good comic. While the art and story are not the best I’ve seen, it’s certainly a very good comic and you can tell that a lot of effort went into making it. It’s a worthy entry from the artist and more-than-worthy of being seen and appreciated by many.
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Sorelstrasz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique! There is a lot of what you say with what I agree with. Very unbiased, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you :)
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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