Advance Review – Eternal Warrior #7 (Valiant)

clickPublisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Robert Gill
Release Date: 26th March 2014

The responsibilities are piling up on Gilad. The nuclear core from that mechanical beast exploding a few days back has really messed things up. Now his granddaughter and a city full of slaves have been poisoned and it’s up to Gilad to sort it out. All in a day’s work.

Since this series jumped forward a casual 2000 years it’s become a lot like Mad Max if you replaced Gibbo with a wrathful, yet protective, demigod. The people around him are so weak and vulnerable that this jaded immortal must know. He’s been doing this long enough to know that the human race is doomed. If not for his granddaughter, I often wonder if he’d give a shit.

The dialogue is excellent. Few characters speak with the authority of Gilad. You hang on his every word and find yourself nodding in agreement after each encounter. The art captures the light and colour of nature beautifully as well as what humans often do to spoil it. It’s a very deftly paced comic which takes its time to show this journey right.

The choices before Gilad are getting trickier by the issue. The right answer is getting harder to see. The journey continues to be a testing one and it’ll be an experience to see where they end up.

Rating: 4/5.

The writer of this piece was: James McQueen
You can also find James on Twitter.

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