Off to the Races

“Prague Race is a comedy horror story, and it offers softly satirical views of the fantasy genre. It might have some heavy imagery and it’s not suitable for minors or sensitive readers.”

This was the only thing I knew about Prague Race before starting with the prologue.

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Colin and his fabulous hair

From what I gathered from it so far, the comic is about friendship and adventure with a cast of supernatural and creepy characters. Even so, you can’t help but enjoy the characters you encounter in the story.

Leona, a young lady who enjoys the stranger and fantastical things in life, buys a weird poster from an even weirder shop and its owner. After that, things go downhill for Leona and her friends, Colin and Miko. Leona finds out she’s got a deadly magical parasite from another world.  Now she has about one year (according to Toska) left to live her life to the fullest and to save her friend from a world full of werewolves, vampires, trolls and other beasts who would be more than happy to make easy money selling human parts or a quick meal.

Prague Race may not be as horror filled as you might expect but the writing and art is fun with little surprises that you might miss if you don’t pay attention. However, there were a few unexpected moments that made me squeamish. And you can’t help but become curious about the world Petra Erika Nordlund, also known as LEPPU on the internet, is dreaming up for both her readers and our somewhat heroes.

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Leona, Toska and Miko

I personally have a soft spot for Toska, who’s a big ball of fun and innocence and just wants to hang out with his new human friends without eating them. Precious child.

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