Friday, August 8, 2014

Glory: The Complete Saga (graphic novel) - Paul's REVIEW

*I received this book as an eARC from Diamond Book Distributors
and Image Comics on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Glory: The Complete Saga
Author:  Joe Keatinge
Illustrator:  Ross Campbell
Year Published: 2014

Synopsis: Ross Campbell (Wet Moon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Joe Keatinge (Marvel
Knights: Hulk) collect their critically-acclaimed and brutally told saga of one warrior and
her family torn apart by a millennia-old intergalactic war. 

This is the complete story, collected in its entirety for the very first time in a deluxe, oversized hardcover edition, packed with never-before-seen sketchbook material, scripts, commentary, and interviews.


Review: This graphic novel is an interesting take on the female warrior superhero. There are definitely similarities to Wonder Woman as well as Thor in the character Glory. Glory is from a far away world where her birth ended a very long war between two ancient people. Her mother's people are known to Earth as gods, while her father's followers have been known as demons. I really enjoyed the mythology in this graphic novel. The art design for both previously warring factions are very well done. I did find some of the art in the battle scenes gruesome though. There's a lot of gore. 

This collection is a complete story within itself. It's always annoying when you pick up a comic book and it is just a small section of a story. Although, there's definitely more to Glory and this saga is only the most recent reboot of the Glory superhero, reading only this collection leaves a sense of closure. 

I enjoyed the way dreams and visions were used. I liked seeing a potential future. 

I give this graphic novel a 4/5. It is definitely a mature comic.There is quite a bit of gruesome violence. In this collection there is also bonus material at the end of the book. 


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