This feels disappointing after Kieron Gillen’s thoroughly excellent Marneus Calgar series, but it’s probably just…ok. The art is ok, the writing is ok. It’s ok.
Which is a shame, because I expect a lot of people who enjoyed Marvel’s first foray into the world of 40K will be put off by this. The real problem is that it’s pretty much impenetrable. Gillen did a great job of making this universe accessible to new readers, but I’m fairly familiar with 40k and I have no real clue who anybody is or what’s going on in this comic.
The art doesn’t help. It’s not bad, it’s just, as I said, ok. And after the jaw droppingly gorgeous cover art, it again disappoints.
All in all, this is exactly what I’d expect from a licensed comic book set in the world of Warhammer 40,000. The problem is that the previous series gave me so much more, and this series can’t help but feel like a let down in comparison.
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