From “Incredible Hulk” Issue #602, by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Ariel Olivetti.
Amazon recently launched their new “Pilot Season” of 2015, which is where they post several pilots for new series, then allow the viewers to watch (for free) and review them, and help decide which series will continue on Amazon Prime. This year, there are several new kids shows, but one of them specifically caught my eye – an animated series, Niko and the Sword of Light.
The show, based on a fully-animated comic that premiered through Kickstarter and is available on iTunes, opens with a quick prologue describing how “the world was full of light and promise,” but the greed of man led to their own downfall, as a great darkness destroyed them, swept the land and poisoned everything it touched. Now there’s only one human left, a ten-year-old boy named Niko who has a glowing sword that lets him fight creatures corrupted by this dark force. This is a pretty epic opening / premise, and instantly sets this show up as more mature than most shows targeting the 6-11 age group.