Review: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #3

wrath of the eternal warrior_003 coverTorn from the world he once knew, Gilad’s bone-breaking journey back to Earth and the people he was sworn to protect takes a brutal turn!

Putting all he holds dear on the line to save our world’s future, the Eternal Warrior prepares to confront the most nefarious adversary of all – but the cost of victory may be too steep.

Without any preamble, I want to say that Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #3 is one of the best comics I’ve read this week.

Robert Venditti is again on scripting duties, joined again by an art team that is full of talent. As with the previous issues in this series I’m going to refer to them as The Artists or the Art Team from here on out for simplicity’s sake, and because I’m not entirely sure what their process was in creating the issue. Consisting of Raul Allen & Patricia Martin, art assistant David Astruga with additional colours by Borja Pindado, the team deliver an art style that although I wasn’t utterly enamoured with in the first issue, I have come to enjoy quite a bit.

There’s a raw brutality to the art, both in the line work and  the use of colour that really emphasizes the hellish setting of the story, leaving the reader with no delusions of just what Gilad has to go through to – both internally and externally – the return to the land of the living.

Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior‘s opening arc has, for me at least, been an interesting look at some of the deeper aspects of the title character’s inner workings; even though he had been released from millenia of service to the Earth, Gilad Anni-Padda rejected the paradise he had earned in order to return to the living to face the darkness again. The horde of demons in his way? Pfft.

The question being asked here is, just what would you sacrifice to do the right thing?

Whether you’re interested in reading more about the Eternal Warrior, or you just want to read a great series, you should look out for Wrath Of The Eternal Warrrior.

Story: Robert Venditti Art: Raul Allen & Patricia Martin
Art Assistant: David Astruga Additional Colours: Borja Pindado
Story: 9 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided a FREE copy for review, but I’m picking my copy up on Wednesday anyway.


Also posted on Graphic Policy.

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