Welcome to my WebToon Canvas reviews, where I feature indie works by underrepresented and international creators from the WebToon platform. Everlasting Star of Reflection by Đậu Trà Xanh, a webcomic with excellent attention to detail in both its art style and storytelling, follows a group of heroes dealing with the loss of their friend.
A superhero team copes with the loss of their friend. Saving the world becomes harder as they confront themselves and each other, trapped in a cycle of despair and hopelessness. To move on and heal, the heroes must work together to break free of the distress that threatens to drown them.
Đậu Trà Xanh’s mosaic art style complements the story’s whimsical and reflective tone. The clever coloring and shades add to the storytelling. The fragments and lighting emphasize the tension and emotional moments in each scene or panel, adding complexity to the plots and characters. The creator truly takes the time and effort to add subtle details throughout, providing an effective reading experience.
Every character in Everlasting Star of Reflection possesses a flawed trait, making them complicated and dimensional. Some of the characters have ulterior motives for being heroes, doing it for their ego rather than to genuinely help others; some of the characters lose their sense of self along the way. For example: Fa refuses to face reality, Bin is arrogant, Gon pushes himself too far, and Fo is delusional. At the end of the day, they’re humans with their internal struggles, ideals, and challenges. The story also shows the line between altruism and egotism, questioning whether someone’s actions stem from a place of compassion or greed.
Everlasting Star of Reflection is available to read on WebToon. The creator’s site is unavailable.
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