Monday, November 28, 2016

Empress #7 Review - Marvel Monday

Nobody Is Who You Think They Are

Written by: Mark Millar
Art by: Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, Ive Svorcina, Sunny Gho
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 23, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion

There’s a reason this series is going to be turned into a movie. There’s a reason Mark Millar has his own little corner of the comic world. There’s a reason people were excited to see him and Stuart Immonen working on this book together. This has been a non-stop roller coaster ride of action since the first issue. Let’s see if the finale was as good as the setup.

We jump in at the aftermath of a little sexy time between Dane and Emporia, but Puck, Adam, and Tor come in and tell them that Aine and Valeria have disappeared. Right away, Dane knows something is wrong and they have to get out of there. They’re cornered by Quez-Valeria and her gang of Quez looking to get King Morax’s reward. Tor tells Ship to get them out of there, but Ship gets shot and destroyed before he can save them again.

The Quez take our group outside to be transported, but Tor uses his fancy One-Day War powers to take control of the ship and shoot all of the Quez. It’s an absolute slaughter as Tor uses the ship to kill everyone. Emporia calls Aine to arrange a pickup, but Aine tells her that she already called Morax.

Morax shows up and threatens to kill Aine if Emporia and the rest don’t come meet him in the city. They show up and agree to go back with him and face the arena, but Morax wants Dane to face him right then and there. Morax starts kicking the living hell out of Dane, but Emporia steps in and challenges him to a fight to the death.

To everyone’s surprise, she beats his ass to a pulp. It turns out she wasn’t a waitress when Morax met her, but the best cage fighter around. She snaps Morax’s neck with her legs before telling her children to surrender. Aine steps up and orders everyone to stand down, as she’s next in line as ruler. She orders his guards to kill each other, which they do without question.

Back on Morax’s ship, everyone is settling in and deciding what to do next. Adam puts Ship back together and Emporia is ready to settle down and be with Dane, who she thinks is a normal fella. Tor breaks that illusion by telling them that Dane is no ordinary guy, and that’s where our story ends.

I can’t say enough good things about this book. I’ve loved every bit of it since the first issue. I’m going to be begging Marvel and Icon to pick up the next arc so I can continue the story. I just want to know more and more about our heroes. Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen make a fantastic team, and I’ll take any chance I get to read a book from these two creators.

Bits and Pieces:

Fantastic. From start to finish, this book is fantastic. Millar and Immonen have made something really special here and I can’t wait to see this adapted onto the big screen. This is a master class in how to make good comics. Any comic book fan should read this book.


1 comment:

  1. This will be a three volume story. They're already working on the second volume.