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Review: Seven Swords #4

A weary and jaded D’Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can’t defeat these infernal enemies alone.

Seven Swords #4 continues a lot of what made the third issue works but rushes its most entertaining aspects at the end.

Story: Evan Daugherty
Art: Federico Dallocchio
Color: Valentina Bianconi
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Review: Seven Swords #3

A weary and jaded D’Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can’t defeat these infernal enemies alone.

Seven Swords #3 gets things really moving as the team comes together and their personalities begin to play off each other.

Story: Evan Daugherty
Art: Federico Dallocchio
Color: Valentina Bianconi
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Review: Seven Swords #2

A weary and jaded D’Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can’t defeat these infernal enemies alone.

Seven Swords #2 begins to bring to team together though drags things out a bit.

Story: Evan Daugherty
Art: Riccardo Latina
Color: Valentina Bianconi
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

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Kindle
Zeus Comics
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Review: Seven Swords #1

A weary and jaded D’Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can’t defeat these infernal enemies alone.

Seven Swords #1 delivers a classic swashbuckling tale full of action.

Story: Evan Daughert
Art: Riccardo Latina
Color: Valentina Bianconi
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Backmatter design: Charles Pritchett

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Review: Seven Swords #1

Seven Swords #1

A weary and jaded D’Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can’t defeat these infernal enemies alone. Seven Swords #1 kicks off a swashbuckling adventure.

To save the world, he’ll need to join forces with seven iconic swashbuckling heroes: Don Juan, Captain Blood, Cyrano de Bergerac, to name a few.  SEVEN SWORDS, who must overcome their host of differences and work together if they have any hope of thwarting Richelieu’s diabolical plans. 

Seven Swords #1, published by Aftershock, picks up five years after almost all the Musketeers were killed, and finds D’Artagnan chasing down his arch-nemesis Cardinal Richaeu. The sequence showcases Riccardo Latina‘s artwork and pulls you into the comic. There’s a double-page spread around the seventh page that I spent a long time looking at; it shows the last Musketeer running along the outside of a church, but Latina pulls off one of the classic sequences of a character in multiple positions moving across the page really well. In fact, I kept reading the comic specifically because Latina and colorist Valentina Bianconi are an exciting pair.

It’s not that Evan Daughtry‘s script is bad, but after reading the previews, it feels like the comic does nothing other than show us how awesome D’Artagnan is and shows brief flashes of the other characters who will eventually be brought together. It’s not often a story treads water in the first issue, but that’s sort of how this issue feels as there’s not a lot to advance the plot beyond what you already know will happen (and ultimately hasn’t after the first issue).

It does feel at one point that Daughtry tries to sabotage the story with a reveal about certain action scene a few pages after it happens that’s supposed to add to the mystique of a character but instead ends up coming across as more of an afterthought than anything else (which for me lessened said sequence a little).

And yet despite my misgivings about the plot, Seven Swords #1 is a competent comic that has me curious enough to come back for the next issue – hopefully, there’ll be a little more time spent getting to the meat of the story, because that looks to have a lot of promise.

Story: Evan Daughtry Art: Riccardo Latina
Colors: Valentina Bianconi Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 6.5 Art: 8.6 Overall: 7.1 Recommendation: Read

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Static: Season One #1

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Black Friday #3 (Scout Comics) – This has been a fantastic horror series that plays with the horror that is Black Friday at big box retail stores.

BRZRKR #3 (BOOM! Studios) – The high-profile series has been interesting so far and this issue promises to dive further into the character of B giving us something more than just action.

Compass #1 (Image Comics) – The series sounds like an Indiana Jones like adventure as Shahidah El-Amin searches for the secret to eternal life.

Heroes Reborn #7 (Marvel) – The event wraps up and we’re interested in seeing how. As a whole, the story has been a bit mixed in quality but there’s obviously a bigger picture here.

Nottingham #4 (Mad Cave Studios) – The new take on the classic story of Robin Hood has been amazing so far.

Perhapanauts: Second Chances #1 (Scout Comics) – The heroes head back in time to investigate The Flatwoods Monster!

Planet-Sized X-Men #1 (Marvel) – It’s a big enough issue that Marvel didn’t provide a preview. Which makes us all the more interested.

Save Yourself #1 (BOOM! Studios) – What if the heroes you looked up to weren’t what you though they were?

Seven Swords #1 (AfterShock) – Swashbuckling adventure bringing together literary heroes!

Silver City #2 (AfterShock) – The first issue reminded us a lot of Dark City and we want to see where this interesting take on the afterlife goes.

Space Pirate Captain Harlock #1 (Ablaze) – Set within the timeline of the original series, Captain Harlock heads out to new adventure. Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won’t give up trying to save the world.

Stake #4 (Scout Comics) – The series has been a nice updated take on the classic vampire genre with a lot of small details that makes it well worth checking out.

Static: Season One #1 (DC Comics/Milestone) – The Dakotaverse is back! After a long wait, it’s finally here and we’re beyond excited to dive back into this amazing world of heroes and villains.

Venom #35 (Marvel) – It’s a big enough issue that Marvel didn’t provide a preview. Which makes us all the more interested.

Seven Iconic Swashbuckling Heroes Must Come Together to Save the World in Seven Swords

Seven Swords #1

Writer: Evan Daugherty
Artist: Riccardo Latina
Colorist: Valentina Bianconi
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover: Andy Clarke and Jose Villarrubia
Incentive Cover: JG Jones
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 6.16.2021

A weary and jaded D’Artagnan is drawn into a final conflict with the wicked Cardinal Richelieu, whose ruthless quest for power has led him to the supernatural. But the Last Musketeer can’t defeat these infernal enemies alone. 

To save the world, he’ll need to join forces with seven iconic swashbuckling heroes: Don Juan, Captain Blood, Cyrano de Bergerac, to name a few.  SEVEN SWORDS, who must overcome their host of differences and work together if they have any hope of thwarting Richelieu’s diabolical plans.

From writer EVAN DAUGHERTY (writer of films such as Snow White and the HuntsmanDivergent and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and illustrator Riccardo Latina comes high
adventure with a cutting edge!

Seven Swords #1
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