Review – Eternal Warrior #6 (Valiant)

EW_006_COVER_LAROSAPublisher: Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Robert Gill
Release Date: 12th February 2014

The Eternal Warrior, Gilad Anni-Padda, and his granddaughter Caroline are on one hell of a journey. After their small settlement was nuked, they search for pastures new far away from the fallout. Last issue they ran into a city of slavers. Obviously, the Eternal Warrior will not let this slide.

Gilad is a tank. Honestly. Last issue he shrugged off a nuclear blast and put a giant metal monster to the sword. This issue, he enters a city full of evil. The addition of his Granddaughter makes things a bit tricky as he tries to teach her right from wrong in a place where nothing is right. It’s a great read with loads of action, tight dialogue and tricky conflicted characters.

The art is a joy. Last issue there was a lot of natural beauty in the world as they made their way cross country. Not much of that this time around. The city is a horrible industrial, post-apocalyptic, smoggy nightmare. Its inhabitants look like they’d make the guest list to the Great Humongous’ birthday party. The fighting is fluid and brutal and surprising enough on a few occasions to make you laugh.

Having a demi god as the main character of any story can be worrying. It’s hard to create any sort of drama or tension if the main character can shake off a nuclear blast. The creative team have done well to explore the morality and consequences of his actions. Having his seemingly immortal Granddaughter along for the ride certainly helps. It looks like there are some hard decisions ahead for the pair.

Rating: 4/5.

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The writer of this piece was: James McQueen
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