Review – Unity #4 (Valiant)

UNITY_004_COVERPublisher: Valiant Entertainment
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Doug Braithwaite
Release Date: 19th February 2014

Unity is an ongoing book from Valiant by creators Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite. This series, now on Issue #4 features a star studded cast from Valiant’s other titles, including X-O Manowar, Harbinger’s Toyo Harada, Eternal Warrior, Ninjak and Livewire.

Unity follows a simple but striking story. The world’s most dangerous man, Toyo Harada, has been struck by the one thing he never perceived as possible…fear. A new power threatens to topple modern civilization and to pre-empt the disaster to come, Harada forms an army by uniting the most lethal, volatile and unforgiving team the world has ever known. This team is UNITY. This team’s mission? To defeat the warrior king with the universes most powerful weapon, X-O Manowar.

Issue #4 concentrates on the battle for X-O Manowar’s armour, which has been taken from him by Toyo Harada. The rest of the UNITY team believe Harada will not use this armour for the good of mankind and battle to take it back from him. The entire issue reads like a generic “beat em-up” from a games console, following a simple format of “little dialogue, battle, little dialogue, battle…and repeat.” This should not deter you from the book, as the fight scenes are well transcribed and the action is intense throughout. If you have an affinity for any of Valiant’s titles, this one is for you!

Rating: 3/5.

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The writer of this piece was: Blair Stevenson
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