Image Comics reviews for 10-11-17

Atomahawk #0

In this new series, a warrior named Cyberzerker happens upon the Atomahawk. Follow his journey in a strange world with a powerful blade that demands to eat grow stronger and the creatures he kills as they tell him of his pending doom.

This was a great way to kick off a new series. Even though it’s in larger print than most first issues from Image Comics, it felt too short. I wanted more of the action, gore, and black comedy Atomahawk gives.

Cyberzerker is a compelling, sometimes hilarious anti-hero and his devotion to the blade is unwavering even after he discovers its dark origin and connection to an evil god. I imagined this as a perfect show for the Adult Swim lineup and I anticipate following Cyberzerker wherever he goes. Recommended for fans of Adult Swim and fantasy.

Rating: 10 out of 10

The Dying and The Dead #6

The Bah al’Sharur, a powerful weapon, is the only weapon that exists to kill otherwise immortal beings. These beings offer an Emperor God a trade; Hand over the weapon and become immortal.

Gorgeous art and excellent writing laced with strange magic and betrayal makes this entry a good read. This series appears to take historical events and figures and throw in different reasons for the bloodshed. This series should appeal to fans of historical fiction and fans of fantasy.

Rating: 7 out of 10

God Complex #1

god complex #1 cover

Following the death of three clergy members, Seneca stumbles upon a world parallel to his own called The Stream. And that Gods like Hermes and Apollo really do exist. God Complex #1 is the start of a new series from Image Comics.

Beautiful art, interesting concept, and conspiracy theories keep this issue worth checking out although it seems to run in a similar vein as some other Image titles. — Pierre Brow

Rating: 6 out of 10

Low #4

At the end of Volume 3, we were left on a cliffhanger with all the living characters of the Caine Family. Tajo was betrayed by Lena, a woman who said she was the wife of her dead brother but truly was the daughter of the man who held her captive for most of her life. Della left Tajo for dead after retrieving her birthright and their mother, Stel, found herself above the surface possibly dead from radiation poisoning. In Volume #4, we are back underwater following Tajo after she awakens to the news brought to her from her mother’s former partner; Stel Caine is dead. Eager to prevent further destruction, Tajo’s new mission is to find her sister Della and to stop Lena from setting off a bomb so large it would destroy an entire city.

As a fan of Low, I lovingly like to call this aquatic, sci-fi epic series “The Caine Family Tragedies” because goddamn. How much sadness can one family endure? How much death? Is the point to leave us down to just one Caine family member left? What curse is placed on their bloodline? I need to avoid that curse for as long as I live. Volume 4 still makes Low feel like a beautifully crafted Shakespeare play with sci-fi, sex, gore, betrayals, and action all underwater. This is a must have for fans of the series especially with the variant covers at the end.

Also…is October Orgy Awareness month? Did I not get the memo? — Pierre Brown

Rating: 9 out of 10

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