Thursday, December 10, 2015

Secret Wars #8 (of 9)

   The Secret Wars series has been doing an excellent job of amping up the excitement, and with just one issue to go, the confrontations fill the pages!

   Writer Jonathan Hickman delivers here, with battles that are shocking (a giant Ben Grimm against a Galactus puppet), epic (armies of the living fight an army of the dead), tense (Star-Lord may be in over his head), touching (long-lost lovers are reunited - sorta) and long overdue (as Dr. Doom faces Thanos).

   The art by Esad Ribic and color artist Ive Svorcina is stunning (as always), with sweeping vistas, larger-than-life battles and more than a few surprises.

   This series has been building for years, and it's great to see those storylines paying off - though I have to admit, I have no idea how the creative team is going to manage to wrap this all up in the final issue.

   Can't wait!

Grade: A




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