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Review: Devolution #5


The last humans on Earth face Neanderthal hordes and the bastards who started this whole mess. Can there be a solution? A death. A compromise. A lie. The big twist comes. Check out the thrilling series finale from Rick Remender, self-described as “a heavy dose of high-octane action, character drama, a world of strange reverse mutations, and social commentary – as we follow the last tribe of humans inoculated from the devolution agent as they set out on a desperate journey to try to find a way to re-evolve life on Earth.

What a shocking ending to such an underrated series.  Given the ending in Devolution #5, it does make me wonder if they are going to try and continue the series in a second volume. This entire issue is full of surprises, so be prepared. Especially since one of those surprises could be an easy spin-off with a new set of characters.

Artist Jonathan Wayshak manages to capture some of the stranger, more surprising moments in this final issue well. That big surprise has a simple appearance, but seems to have a strong grounding in reality. The strange figure in the ending is creepy and wonderful.

Story: Rick Remender Art: Jonathan Wayshak Color: Jordan Boyd
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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