Quick recap: With the rest of the nursing home group (relatively?) ensconced in the Grail Castle, Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose headed off to Bath to hopefully retrieve Rose’s parents. Unfortunately, a he-gorgon is a solid obstacle between them and their quarry.
With both sides of the team firmly on Earth That Was, a confrontation is due, especially given the diverging interests between Team Firefly and Team Earthers. With things primed to go sideways… well, here we are.
Visitations #6: Death on the Elevated, Scott Larson’s latest installment in his comic book series about the paranormal influence on the history of Chicago, jumps forward to 1987 to frame several mayoral deaths as the work of Wadjet’s The Cult of the Snake. Blending historical events with the happenings from previous issues creates a unique look at old Chicago while helping review key points from the first five volumes.
Steven Prince teased that the titular Monster Matador would be facing a fierce, new threat in Africa in the final pages of Tango of the Matadors, and Ramon is finally back to prove he is not just a protector of the New World. He joins an elite team of monster hunters to take down the xidachane, a variation of zombie native to several South African cultures. This danger isn’t always visible to the naked eye, and it might even be an airborne virus. How can the team face off against a menace they can’t easily see, especially while they’re still struggling to work together?
The universe of Critical Role is vast, and with this new series comes something new: an area of the land of Exandria that has not been well explored, with its own mysteries and culture.
I want to start by saying that this book surprised me. I wasn’t supposed to review it, but I thought that I'd give the series a try, and I’m genuinely glad that I did. I feel like some of the better / best experiences I’ve ever had have been to allow myself to reach outside of the grab bag of things I know I’ll enjoy. The irony is that this falls right in the milieu.
As the Unbelievable Unteens finally all gather, what happened to break them apart is revealed. Like with most of the Black Hammer Universe, we’re given a portrait of heroes whose human nature, even their desire to do good, often gets them into more trouble.
Issue 4 of Black Hammer: Reborn asks a wickedly unexpected question and gives a terribly tragic answer.