Review by: grifter78

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Written by STUART C. PAUL

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.99

Stuart C. Paul and Christian Duce deliver another beautiful
issue in this intriguing mini-series. 
Paul’s writing is flawless and Duce’s art continues to be amazing as we
get arguably one of the most unique takes on one of the most infamous
assassinations in history.


Paul’s skills as a writer shine here as the pacing is
excellent.    He is able to pack so much
story into these issues so far that I really feel like I’m getting my money’s
worth reading this comic.  In a 32-page
comic that only has 22-pages of actual story (standard because of the ads) you
feel like you get twice as much story. 
I’d liken it to what Adam Beechen is doing over in Wildcats. 


Don’t think this means Christian Duce is doing nothing but
drawing small panels.  The layout sizes
vary enough to keep it visually interesting; including an awesome full-page
shot of Valens and Caesar.  There are
also some great action pieces especially towards the end where some of the
scenes are very superhero-like.  Duce is
also able to capture the desperation in those final pages as we end with a
great cliffhanger.


It’s obvious Paul has done his research as he inserts
various ideas surrounding the assassination of Caesar such as the “Ides of
March” and omens like the two-headed calf being born.  It’s amazing how much mythos has been built
around this historical event.  It’ll
leave you wanting to head to Wikipedia to read up on all the details he’s
inserted in the story.


I’m afraid this comic is going to fall under the radar for
most people.  I know money is tight for a
lot of people but if you’ve got that one title you’ve wanted to drop, do it and
add Ides of Blood to your pull.  It’s
only 6 issues and with what we’ve gotten so far, I anticipate that it will be a
solid read all the way through.  Give it
a try if you’ve been on the fence about it. 
It’s worth the read!

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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