GLX reviews DV8: Gods and Monsters #5.
Writer - Brian Wood
Artist - Rebekah Isaacs
Colorist Carrie Strachan
For the first 4 issues of DV8: Gods and Monsters, each issue focused on a different character's history. In this issue, the focus is placed on 2 different characters. The series has always referred to gods and monsters, with varying degrees of success. This issue is focused on a "god" and a "monster".
The "god" (or in this case "goddess") is Rachel (aka Sublime). She's a woman who can change her density. Michael (aka Evo) is the "monster". He can change into an animal-like form. While Rachel is treated with dignity by the natives, he gets treated like an animal; yet Michael comes across as a better person that Rachel. Copycat's narration helps to highlight their differences, but the dialogue between the Michael and Rachel makes those differences tangible.
There's nothing groundbreaking about her work, but Rebekah Isaacs is solid artist. Her art matches well with Brian Wood's script. It's consistent, clear and helps to give the comic a sense of identity. Carrie Strachan's colors enhances that sense of identity with strong and appropriate color choices.
This series has been entertaining, but this issue is the best in the series, so far. Wood delivered his best script yet, while Isaacs and Strachan provided solid art. DV8: Gods and Monsters has been moving slowly, but the character moments have made it a worthwhile. Hopefully, Wood will make the last 3 issues into something exciting.
8* out of 10*
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About the Author - GLX
For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.
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