[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: James Robinson
Artists: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy & Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Grail recounts her mission to hunt down the children of Zeus.
The cover by Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair is cool. Grail looks great and the city background is effective. The coloring is gorgeous.
The interior art features pencils by Emanuela Lupacchino, inks by Ray McCarthy and colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. Lupacchino is one of my favorite artists so this issue was pretty exciting for me. The art is gorgeous throughout. The characters look great and Fajardo Jr.’s colors are a welcome asset as usual.
I like Grail a lot. She’s in a really interesting position. Grail is the daughter of Darkseid but, because of Darkseid’s age, is also his mother in a way. But Darkseid treats her more like a slave. It’s an interesting relationship.
The issue feels pointless. While I appreciate seeing a bit of the relationship between Grail and Darkseid, nothing really happens this issue. We already knew what Grail was doing; the previous issues established her mission. This issue shows more of her targets and why she’s doing it but we already knew why. The issue provides no new information and just pads the story out.
This is an okay issue. The story feels like a waste of time. Nothing is moved forward in any way and no new information is learned. However, the art is gorgeous which helps the issue quite a bit and is worth taking a look at simply for the art. I recommend waiting for the trade on this issue.