Review by: hakaider

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Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Garrie Gastonny
Cover Artist: Felipe Massafera & Garrie Gastonny

Size: pages
Price: 3.99

I love this book because it feels like Ellis is deconstructing himself. What Ellis has done is put a twist on the usual Ellis-hates-heroes story.

Yes, heroes are rare as usual in an Ellis-hates-heroes story. Yes, they only cause destruction. Yes, none of the characters are good. None of these are bad things. None of them feel like crutches. Ellis has created truly unique “heroes” out of pastiches, “heroes” that are the products of very different cultures. It’s a fantastic study of the character of different countries in our world and a mad prophecy of a future that we tell ourselves is fantasy because we secretly fear it might be true.

What if the world powers made people with powers?

The story is great, but the art is truly fantastic. Gastonny is killing it on the art in here, crafting unique looks for each character and drawing destruction on a truly grandiose and impressive scale.

So, if you can find the other three issues, do it. Wait for the trade. Whatever, just read this. To quote the book itself: “I wish you could see the water. It’s lovely.”

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent

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