Nearly 2000 years ago, the prosperous Han dynasty of China collapsed. Heroes rose and fell, and three nations emerged--Wei, Shu, and Wu. Historians refer to this period as the Three Kingdoms period. The romance of the three kingdoms is an intriguing tale of heroic deeds, of alliance forged and broken, of loyalty and betrayal.
Hong Kong artist Chan Mou retells this classic tale in "The Ravages of Time" from the perspective of the Sima clan, which in the end united the three kingdoms. Readers will be attracted by an array of well-developed characters and Chan Mou's own unique top-notch art-style. Whether you have played Dynasty Warriors or not, this is definitely worth a read!
Plot is about a master and disciple pair of travellers that are crossing a desert/wasteland and find a remote village. At the inn, there is an array of other travellers including a warrior, a mother and son and a monk. Dried bodies, water that wards off monsters and the villager's suspicious activity begin a series of events which reveal the village's dark truth. This also sets a plot of war between races and clans further into motion between humans and vampires (not the sparkly kind, these are tribal and go around in UFO's.)
This work won the Best Art Award at the Asia Issued Comics Summit in 1999.