Review: The Resistance #5
The Boys has changed what most people think of how superheroes are supposed to act. It has changed hoe we should look at such narratives. Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson superlative concoction more than subverts genre, it redefines it. AS it not only puts pragmatic narrative into play, one that the DCU movies, have sparingly attempted to do, but lacking the emotive punch needed for the audience to buy into it.
As both seasons thus far has proven to naysayers how to do a story about superheroes the right way. The one premise in the show which sounded like something in the news, is how the company producing the superhero serum , has sold that same serum to terrorists. As one would logically see that something like that would eventually happen. In The Resistance #5, just like in The Boys, a powerful enemy is found to also have superpowers
We are taken to North Korea, where one young man is about to undergo a public execution, but before this was his plan all along, was for it a public display, where he used his powers to show them that superpowered beings were indomitable. We are also taken to Guatemala, where one of our heroes , stops a child from being sex trafficked. Our heroes eventually ask Hasburg, of the best way to move forward, leading them to organize a revolution. By the issue’s end, their stand gets resistance from the the military worldwide, leading them to stand firm .
Overall, The Resistance #5 is an exciting penultimate issue. The story by J. Michael Straczynski is hypnotic. The art by the creative team is remarkable. Altogether, an issue where our protagonists realize exactly who they are.
Story: J. Michael Straczynski Art: Mike Deodato Jr., Frank Martin Jr., and Rahzzah
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy
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