Writer: Robert Venditti
Art: Raul Allen & Patricia Martin
Color: Raul Allen & Borja Pindado
Letterer: Patricia Martin
Publisher: VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT (December 2015)
Gilad is reunited with much of his family that has passed in the afterlife … yet a threat that is coming for him in the world of the dead while Gilad also has a choice to return to life … and time is running out.
This book is very different from what Venditti normally does. Venditti has truly allowed Allen to guide readers with his art alongside Martin and Pindado. Allen gives us a wonderful mix of stunning visuals that engrosses readers in its sheer beauty. Allen’s art is very distinct here, allowing the book to be its own animal. Emotion is capture extremely well and the overall panel work is some of Allen’s best. The colors are a … for lack of a better word …colorfully muted.
Venditti’s writing is very solid here. While Allen goes bananas on the panels and there is less words, Venditti’s dialogue in the issue is that much more powerful. The interactions between the characters held that much more meaning because there isn’t much dialogue. There is no wasted words or movement in this issue. The plot and issue moves at a wonderful pace. And there is a good amount of build up towards the end of the issue.
The writing is superb. The art is amazing. The story is building well and the character interactions were powerful. A main threat is coming and there is a sense of urgency in the issue. There isn’t a single waste of movement in this book… not in writing or art. And it truly gets you more excited for the war that Gilad is about to fight.