Monday, June 15, 2015

Unity #19

   Every self-respecting comics company needs a super-hero team, and at Valiant that group is known as Unity.

   Other than a lineup of top heroes, what else is required? How about some backstory - and a nice jolt of continuity!

   That's what arrives in this issue, as we learn the secret, never-before-revealed history of (presumably) the first Unity team and their battle against an unconventional villain - which sets up a modern-day confrontation.

   It's a story that has a little bit of everything - from aliens and monsters to knights and demons.

   It's a sharp story by Matt Kindt (if a bit heavy on bleeped expletives), and the art by a small army of artists - including Jose Luis, Sandro Ribeiro, Alisson Rodrigues and Jefte Palo - holds together well, with some powerful (and sometimes brutal) action sequences.

   It's a strong issue and a good jumping-on point for new readers (which would include me), as it kicks off a new story. Recommended!

Grade: A-


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