Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1

   So what happens when an immortal dies?

   That's the topic of this new series, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior.

   The hero Gilad has fought to defend the Earth for thousands of years, but at the finale of the Book of the Dead mini-series, it seemed his fight was ended.

   But you can't keep a good hero down. This issue is divided between two disparate scenes: one a fight between Gilad and a seemingly-endless sea of demons; the other a peaceful homecoming for the hero, a well-deerved respite. Or is it?

   The story by Robert Venditti sets up the mystery / paradox of Gilad's existence.

   The art by Raul Allen and Patricia Martin is quite good, walking the line between bucolic events - and chaotic ones.

   This issue is a good jumping-on point for new readers, as it sets up (or seems to set up) a new standard for the Eternal Warrior. It's a strong start for a new / ongoing series!

Grade: A-


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