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Review: The Immortal Nadia Green #2.3

The Immortal Nadia Greene #2.3

If you ever have been in a fight, adrenaline takes over at some point and aggression soon follows. Some of us can control it and know when to stop. Then there are others who can only stop when they see blood. I’ve seen the latter more than a few times, and it’s never pretty.

The experience for most of the people who cannot stop is an out of body event in which they only have involuntary responses. The reactions most of them have after such an episode is one of instant remorse and disbelief as they had no control. This is always an interesting event to watch unravel. In the 2.3 issue of The Immortal Nadia Greene, we find Nadia in a fight or flight situation which goes too far.

We find Nadia, as her blood red fight response mode gets turned on, fighting everyone that stands in front of her, as Morrigan Sisters looks to take advantage of the situation. As Nadia goes full on ad beats the life out of  Macha, an act that none  can stop, not even the Reapers, fail to stop the squabble. Later on,  Nadia is being nursed back to health by Alexa, where she breaks the news that she accidentally killed Macha,  . By chapter’s end, Nadia learns from Hermes that Hel took the fall for what Nadia did.

Overall, an exciting fourth issue that raises the stakes for our protagonist. The story by Jamal Campbell is excellent. The art by Campbell is stunning. Altogether, an installment which will give readers a bit of context and wish Campbell continued the series past this issue

Story: Jamal Campbell Art: Jamal Campbell
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: The Immortal Nadia Greene #2-1

The Immortal Nadia Greene #2

Knowing that you are living on borrowed time is a prescient situation for most of us. Throughout my life, there have been some close calls. Growing up in New York City, depending on where you live, your life may have an expiration date. Definitely, when I was in the military, I have been on some missions where I felt that power of attorney I signed was for a good reason.

In recent news, the death of Kobe Bryant has caused many people in my age group to question our own mortality. His death has shown all of us just how swift and arbitrary death is. Truly no one is promised one more second than is allotted each of us. In the 2.1 issue of The Immortal Nadia Greene, we find Nadia at the age of 22 still proving to be elusive to the Reapers

We find Hermes trying to talk down the other reapers including Odin, as he sees disaster looming by challenging Nadia. We also find Nadia and her friends sharing a lunch, actually enjoying life as young adults but in Purgatory, until they are interrupted by Reapers. As a fight between one of the mightiest reaper, Anubis and Nadia break out, one which Anubis uses to test Nadia’s skills. By chapter’s end, Morrigan intervenes and asks for Nadia’s help, for a bigger crisis.

Overall, an exciting second issue that continues our adventures with these wonderful characters. The story by Jamal Campbell is elating and well developed. The art by Campbell is stunning. Altogether, an installment which builds on the stellar debut issue.

Story: Jamal Campbell Art: Jamal Campbell
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Review: The Immortal Nadia Greene #1

The Immortal Nadia Greene

Every day you live your life. You fight to live another day. Each moment is precious and every moment is fleeting. This fight becomes even more insurmountable when the world acts as if you don’t exist. As if your life doesn’t matter and concepts such as color blindness become more pervasive in fear of having these difficult conversations.

When it comes to those protected classes which have suffered indignities, the world rather shies away from these atrocities.  This has never been clearer when it came to victim shaming in the #MeToo Movement. How would one battle, that very thing that looks to extinguish their light, and ultimately, their existence? In the debut issue of The Immortal Nadia Greene, we meet a hero who fights Death… quite literally.

We meet Nadia as she suffers in silence in a coma while her parents watch on in agony. Meanwhile, she experiences an out of body occurrence where she enters Limbo and meets Hel, a Reaper, and her guide to the underworld. Fast forward to fifteen-year-old Nadia, still in Limbo and a well-worn warrior who fights Reapers, much to their dismay. Nadia is not the only human in Limbo, as we meet her housemates, Jay and Hayley. By chapter’s end, Nadia faces a tribunal looking to remove her from Limbo, as she has broken the last straw with Hel.

Overall, an engaging debut issue that offers a complex world with diverse and immaculately crafted characters. The story by Jamal Campbell is exhilarating and smart. The art by Campbell is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that is unique and challenges genre norms in the most exciting ways.

Story: Jamal Campbell Art: Jamal Campbell
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy