Review – Eternal Warrior #5 (Valiant)

EW_005_PULLBOX_BERNARD-665x1024Publisher: Valiant Comics
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Robert Gill
Release Date: 22nd January 2014

Set a casual 2000 years after the last issue, (4001 AD) the Eternal Warrior is looking weathered and white. Not a problem, he’s still built like a tank and capable of killing everyone. He has settled down and content to raise his Granddaughter in the beautiful peace and quiet. Technology is a thing of the distant past and it’s the “simple life” for the pair and the small settlement of humans the two immortals live among. Gilad serves these weak humans as their protector and has deservedly pulled rank as their Emperor. Life is peachy. That is until the camp is attacked by a giant, murderous, robot, animal.

Some of the scenery in this book is mesmerising. All the marshlands and forests and wildlife made me want to be there. It’s a mix of Fallout and Mad Max except the lead character doesn’t need to take any crap from anyone. It’s also set in paradise. This book is very beautiful and a refreshing change in what is effectively a post-apocalyptic setting. I suspect Attenborourgh is skulking about between the panels yapping about it all.

There’s a cool bond between the old Gilad and his infant Granddaughter. He seems to be a great, if wrathful, role model and it’ll be interesting to see how this pans out. The writing is nice and succinct and the fact Gilad is teaching his Granddaughter it’s a great way for us to learn about the new world as well.  This is a nice jumping point for anybody looking for a decent yarn. Its early doors and a quick read but I’m totally keen to see a bunch of nasty slavers get acquainted with the Eternal Warrior.

Rating: 8/10.

The writer of this piece was: James McQueen
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