Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Warhammer 40,000 Deathwatch #4 (of 4)

   I'm a big fan of the "last stand" kind of story. 

   Whether it's the story of the Alamo, the 300 or Gunga Din, I'm there, even though those stories are often grim and sad. But it's a terribly romantic, heroic notion to take a final stand in defense of your country, your family, or your beliefs.

   So I'm a "mark" for this final issue of the latest Warhammer 40,000 mini-series (though not the final story, to be sure). 

   Deathwatch features a small group of dedicated Space Marines holding the line against an invasion of the Xenos hordes. They face overwhelming odds and a terrible foe. How can they survive?

   To say more would be telling too much, but suffice to say that the art by Tazio Bettin is terrific - lush, vivid and powerful.

   My only quibble is that this issue doesn't really resolve the story - there's more to see that will have to wait for the next mini-series - but it's a powerful story of heroes making the ultimate sacrifice, and highly recommended!

Grade: A-


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