With Diana’s conflict with Hades behind her, it’s time now to be ready for the forthcoming child of Zeus. With plenty of cameos from the Green Pantheon, this issue ensures that it’s fans will find much to love.
Read on for my review!
One of the most fun parts of this series is seeing how Azzarello and Chiang interpret the gods, and in this issue we get to see two more in Artemis and Demeter. As always, Chiang, who’s back from a two issue break, does wonders (no pun intended) with these incredible characters, implementing many aspects of their own legends and what they are said to rule over into their design.
A new conflict for the series begins in this issue as Zola’s childbirth draws closer. Hera has put a bounty on the child’s head, so the gods have taken a sudden interest in taking it upon birth of the child, of course creating a good amount of conflict for Diana and her crew, and leading her straight into a bout with Apollo himself.
Apollo has been a bit absent since the series began, but in this issue, not only does he show that he’s intent on fulfilling his plans, but he also shows his strength as he lays down quite a beating on Diana herself. Azzarello does really well to build forth an idea of what kind of threat Diana and her friends are dealing with. These are indeed gods, and that means they’re as powerful as you’d expect and twice as ruthless. Azzarello also has a great way of letting these characters interact with each other, truly making this pantheon seem like a greatly dysfunctional family, and that really adds to the quality of this series in many ways.
The issue brings some pretty big developments that thrust the series into its next stage, and at the same time it leaves the readers aware of the difference in power that our heroes have, compared to those they’re going up against. It may not have the sheer emotional resonance that the previous issue had, but it perfectly outlines the impending threat. If the scenes in this issue are any indication, the next few issues should be full of action. Bloody, awesome action.
GO Rating: 4.5/5