Review: Goddess Mode #5

Review: GODDESS MODE #5

 

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

Writer: Zoe Quinn

Artist: Robbi Rodriguez

Colors: Rico Renzi

Letters: Simon Bowland

 

Reviewed by: Sean Blumenshine

 

 

Summary

The deadly Daemon/human hybrid known as Antimony has been a constant threat to Cassandra ever since she first entered the secret world of Azoth. But the Tall Poppies are going to learn just how wrong they were about this most mysterious foe when DC Vertigo’s cyberpunk saga travels back to the origins of Azoth itself…and who really built it…and why.

 

Positives

The cover is very cool. I enjoy the big colors and the style.

Robbi Rodriguez’s art is brilliant. I love his style. I get so much just from his panels that I don’t always even need to read the speech bubbles.

The origin of Azoth is interesting. I enjoyed that revelation and it put a few things into context for me.

 

Negatives

The biggest weakness of this series has always been an over reliance on dialogue and this issue falls into that trap a little. There is a lot of information that is dumped in this issue and a lot of it is through dialogue. But there’s so much of it that at a certain point, I was having a hard time getting through the issue. I caught myself skimming and skipping over sections.

 

Verdict

This is an okay issue. I had a hard time with this one’s script. It’s doing a lot of info dumping and it’s a little over whelming. The issue is very dry and it’s difficult to get engaged with. The art is gorgeous but the story has lost me a little.

 

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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.