Big first issue. A bundle deal convinced me (and the review) to take a leap to read this mini series. Pythagoras was a skillful mathematician and philosopher who saw something special in this rebellious slave named Zalmoxis. The names are a little hard to pronounce but being where and the time era of this issue, it makes sense. These 2 are the main characters in the first issue. As this issue is winding down we see a slave girl names Sofia be saved by Zalmoxis. They are all quick to bond and their interests are on the same path. Medea is added to this mix soon after. She is a priestess and seems she may be key to future issues.
The writer Hannibal Tabu have given the characters traits very similiar at this point: compassionate, respectful, eager to learn and love for one another.
The paneling choices are excellent and really something to take notice of. Also, there are so many different atmospheres that exist in this issue and they are all drawn so differently and so beautifully. Stellar issue. Ends with a cliff hanger and you feel compelled to read the next issue. This creative team has hooked you!