Spotlighting free comics on ComiXology, how about RASL #1 by Jeff Smith. A follow up of sorts to Bone, his beloved classic all ages fantasy, Rasl is a little more overtly darker, the story of an art thief named Rasl who uses something called “The Drift” to steal priceless artifacts from other dimensions. But going into the drift comes at an immense personal cost, and there’s also the matter of a secret broken heart in Rasl’s past.
Issue #1 is a lot of set up but in Smith’s sure hands, it’s all as sound as can be.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.