G-d help me, I liked this book way more than I thought I would.
The art was so-so (not as bad as DR The List: Wolverine) but more importantly the story was really fun.
Basically Ares is given the task of training an elite group of HAMMER soldiers. Its not as cut and dry as “beat the loyalty and love into the troops” cliché but is basically that. His ‘Shades’ end up becoming (basically) the in-crowd of the HAMMER armed forces.
The dialogue and story are ten tons of fun, and the questioning of Ares by his troops of the veracity of his godliness borders on classic. But, the fact that in the last 4 pages they forced a tie in with Secret Warriors really bothered me. The last we saw Ares and Fury had an understanding and now, because of a scene I do not recall, all that is gone (or Hera is misleading her son).
This would have gotten an 8 on story if not for the SW reference.
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