Sunday, August 7, 2011

Comic Review: Dejah Thoris #5


Let's just skip to the review, shall we?

With the forces of Greater and Lesser Helium making a last ditch effort to stop the Jeddak of Yorn and the Colossus, Dejah and Valian Dor sneak in and prepare their assault. But a traitor in their midst causes Valian to be attacked and wounded and the fleet ambushed. But that doesn't stop our princess as she takes to the air and thanks to Valian's device that causes a disturbance in the Colossus Dejah moves in for the kill but not without great loss...

For this final issue in "The Colossus of Mars" storyline we get air battles and sword fights aplenty. In other words what fans have wanted from the get go. The issue also sets up some possible future story lines, brings in a future nemesis for Helium (let's just say if you know the books you'll get the reference) and has a touching ending. In all this might be the best issue so far of this series. Let's also not forget the artwork from Carlos Rafael that portrays the action and all of the set pieces with a sure hand.

I know this is a real brief review but compared to the previous issues I don't have that much to complain about-except for more blitzing Dejah but I guess I'll have to live with it since this now has become the norm (even though at least a comic book version is easier to buy than Lynn Collins. Sorry folks.) As for the entire story arc well I'll give it a **** rating for the art and a **1/2 for the storyline. Hopefully the next announced arc "Pirate Queen of Mars" will be better.

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