Keiron Gillen was always going to be a hard act to follow, and I’m considerably less familiar with the Sisters Of Battle than I am with Space Marines in general, so this book was inevitably less accessible than Marvel’s previous excellent attempt at Warhammer 40,000 comics.
That said, there’s still a lot to enjoy here. The Sisters Of Battle are an interesting group and GrØnbekk has set up some intrigue that’s bound to play out throughout the series. Salazar’s a capable enough artist, and while the art isn’t as good as in Marvel’s previous Warhammer 40,000 series, it’s still pretty decent and the cover art by Dave Wilkins is excellent. This feels like 40K, and that goes a long way to making it work.
While this first issue didn’t blow me away, it’s drawn me in enough to be happy to stick with is till the end and I’m interested to see where the story goes.
Get early access to all my reviews and read them a week before everyone else over on my Patreon!