Review – DV8: Gods and Monsters #4

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DV8 Gods and Monsters #4Another issue of DV8: Gods and Monsters and I feel like I’m running out of praise.  Brian Wood is an amazing writer (I’ve struggled to find something of his I didn’t like) and the art Rebekah Isaacs seems to get stronger with each issue.

We’ve given glowing recommendation for the first three issues, and this one is no exception.  We’re introduced to another member of a team, this one embodying the god of war.  But what happens when a person of infinite power meets a people who’s not scared of him?  That’s the question proposed in this issue, and we see how Matthew Callahan earns the leadership of his tribe.  Also, when all you’re trained for is destruction and war, what would you do on a new world?

Each issue has taken a look at a member of a team and how they’ve adapted to their new lives on an alien world.  Some have taken to lording of the people while others only seek peace.

Overall an amazing series and we’re only at the half way point.  Here’s to four more amazing issues.  A definite buy!

Plot: Brian Wood is a talented writer and even with this super hero genre he continues to turn what we’d expect on it’s head.  Each issue has had a different perspective and aspect and instead of quickly jumping to slug fest we’re given a look at each player and a slow build up.  Quite impressive in a comic filled with powers and tights.  Rating: 8.75

Art: Rebekah Isaacs impresses and there’s not much to add to our previous descriptions of her work.  The art is fantastic to look at and does a lot of justice to Woods’s story.  She’s an artist to keep your eye on and I expect some great stuff down the road.  Rating: 8.75

Overall: The series so far has been amazing.  It’s all about bringing it home now that we’re at the half way point.  Here’s hoping for a solid ending, but if the beginning is any indication, we won’t be disappointed.  Overall rating: 8.75

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 22 pages of story    Price: $2.99     Release: Wednesday 7/21/2010

DC and Wildstorm provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.