‘Sup. I just finished the 7th Sword #2 by our good friend, Johnny Raffo. I liked it, but I knew I would, which is why I volunteered for this review in the first place. For those of you who didn’t read my review for 7th Sword #1, do so. For the rest of you, the ride continues smoothly and without a hitch.
Our fearless hero, Daniel Cray, is pulled deeper into a suicidal mission to protect an idyllic town (yep, with kids who live there) from certain death. With no way to execute this mission on his own, he’s gonna need some help. This comic goes ahead and explores what that means. It also starts pointing out the corrupt guy, the wounded veteran (who hates Cray but will come to respect him), and the love interest/hot chic.
The recipe keeps adding the right stuff, and the product still tastes damn good. This comic is on its way to ‘epic’ status, which means that you should probably continue reading or catch up quickly. I’ve had my eye on what’s new and what’s good in 2014, and this is in the top 4 or 5 (depending on whether you think Sex Criminals is a 2014 or 2013 thing – I say 2013).
Art – good. Characters – great. Story – on the verge of awesome. This comic could very easily take on a life of its own and start taking off in other mediums (video games, TV shows by SyFy, movies, books). I wouldn’t be surprised to see t-shirts if they keep on at this pace.
Overall? Read the comic. I’m tired of the cross-overs and confusion of the other big stories these days, and this read is easy to understand, compelling, and engrossing. It’s a damn fine piece of work.