Review: Goddess Mode #4

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Zoe Quinn

Artist: Robbi Rodriguez

Colors: Rico Renzi

Letters: Simon Bowland

 

Summary

Cassandra is welcomed to the world of cyber-organic wrestling, where magical girl Farrah fights robots, humans, and everything in between! But no sooner has Cassandra found a new home within the Poppies than schisms threaten to break the girls apart.

 

Positives

The cover by Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi is very cool. I love the tears between the two worlds. The sepia tone clashed with Renzi’s stylized colors is effective.

I love the interior art. This continues to be one of the coolest looking books I read as Spider-Gwen was. I just adore this world and the designs of everything within.

I like the dynamics between the group being tested. The character are not always on the same page. In previous issues, Zoe Quinn effectively showcased distinct voices for each character. This issue uses that to put the voices in conflict. It makes these people feel real which allows this crazy science fiction world to feel more tangible.

 

Negatives

While the writing has gotten a lot stronger in this and the previous issue, there still is some awkward exposition. There is a scene in which some guy tells one of the character’s stuff she already knows about herself. This is quickly followed by that character giving Cassandra the exact same information. It’s odd and slows the issue down a little too much.

 

Verdict

This is a solid issue. The art is gorgeous and makes the comic almost immediately captivating. But the story is strong. Quinn is doing some good character work. Despite some exposition throwing the pace off a bit, this story is engaging and fun.

 

 

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.