[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: Kevin Grevioux
Artists: Ryan Benjamin, Richard Friend, Don Ho & Tony Washington
The remaining Amazons and Valkyrie take on the Jotuns in a final confrontation.
I like the cover by Ryan Benjamin. The use red and purple works well to create an interesting and intense image. It looks cool.
I don’t like the art. It’s not bad or poorly drawn or anything. It just doesn’t do anything for me. The faces aren’t all that distinct or expressive; most of the Amazons look the same. The color scheme is mostly muted which does nothing for me. I like more vibrant colors. The issue looks dull.
My biggest problem with this entire mini-series is a lack of investment. I just do not care about anything that is happening. These are boring characters, that I can’t tell apart mostly, just fighting in a conflict I don’t give a crap about. I guess the nine realms would be destroyed and that would suck but I never really feel the stakes.
Most of the problems the Amazons face in this pretty much resolve themselves in a fast and unsatisfying manner. I guess it gets the issue over faster but it only makes me less interested. The big one is that Hessia is told not to kill someone or really bad things will happen. Hessia kills this person anyway and nothing happens. The people telling her not to kill him, including Athena, just shrug their shoulders and walk away.
I don’t like this issue at all. The art is unappealing to me despite being well drawn. The story and characters are so flat which makes reading the issue an agonizing chore. I don’t recommend the issue.