The final chapter begins as the Rebel Army begins their assault on Apity Prime, while Claudio and Ambellina find themselves face-to-face with Wilhelm Ryan, while the great battle outside Kalline is in full bloom, and Inferno and Mayo meet face-to-face on the battlefield.
Writers Claudio Sanchez (COHEED & CAMBRIA) and Chondra Echert (Translucid) team with illustrator Rage Morales (Avengers) to conclude the latest chapter in the Epic AMORY WARS saga.
Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez (Translucid) and Chondra Echert (Key of Z) team up with best-selling artist Rags Morales (Identity Crisis, Action Comics) for the long-awaited next installment of The New York Times bestselling series, The Amory Wars! The evil Wilhelm Ryan remains in power while those surrounding Claudio Kilgannon are convinced he is The Crowing. Ambellina believes she and The Crowing can save Heaven’s Fence rather than destroying it. But with Ryan and a new, even bigger threat looming, will they succeed? Collects issues #1-4.
Ryder senses an intruder has stolen something from him, and he wants it back.
Things take an interesting turn as the line between reality and fiction continue to blur in The Amory Wars: Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV #4. Written by Chondra Echert and Claudio Sanchez, Ryder is starting to feel a sense of paranoia as his own imagination comes to life. He tries to put his relationship with Erica to an end, if only for its own selfish purposes. Meanwhile, Claudio’s powers seem to become slightly less stable as they formulate an attack on a planet that is half fairy tale, half reality.
The art style by Rags Morales contrasts well as fiction and reality continue to merge some. That manages to enhance the narrative of the unstable nature of Ryder’s mind. Morales gives both the fictional and non-fictional sides of the story a strange sense of balance, especially as the sides switch back and forth as the story progresses.
After a bruising altercation, Inferno dishes the dirt to Claudio about his parents, but will he listen?
The truth of what and who Claudio’s parents were is revealed in The Amory Wars: Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV #3. Written by Chondra Echert and Claudio Sanchez, the issue is even more shocking in how his parent’s past manages to be spread out over his family. The issue manages to reveal some of the reason why he has been on the run his entire life. And if that isn’t enough, the issue also manages to reveal some of Ambellina’s past, and a shocking connection to Claudio’s.
Reality and fiction continue to merge in the art style of Rags Morales. This issue blurs the line as the sides collide. The spotlight for this issue, at least for me, is near the end of the issue which is best to experienced. Morales does a superb job of showcasing Claudio’s regret and grief at the actions of his younger self.
Ambellina and Chase are convinced that Claudio is The Crowing, but how can one simply accept that his fate is to destroy all things?
A lot is revealed in writers Chondra Echert and Claudio Sanchez‘s Armory Wars: Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV #2. Even with those reveals there’s so many things seem yet to be. It is becoming much more apparent Ryder’s grip on reality is slipping. That leads to a blurring of reality and fiction into one strange menagerie.
The art by Rags Morales continues its odd sense of sci-fi realism. At times the art blurs between a sci-fi and realistic style to fit the story in a strange almost brilliant way. But that halso makes the art stand out as the borders between the two melt away to create a visual treat that sucks the reader in.