GLX reviews Nemesis #4.
Writer - Mark Millar
Artist - Steve McNiven
Colorist - Dave McCaig
Action! Suspense! Drama! Things are revealed and new, mysterious elements are added into the world of Nemesis!
That's the best way that I can summarize the plot without getting into spoiler territory. The first 3 issues of Nemesis have been action-packed and filled with content that has displeased some readers. With the final installment of Nemesis on store shelves, Mark Millar and Steve McNiven pull no punches with Nemesis #4.
"Who are you?"
"I'm rich and I'm bored. What else do you need to know?"
Despite a moment during the final battle between Chief Morrow and Nemesis that seemed off, Millar's writing works. The final conflict between the two is emotionally intense and brutal. Without giving much away, the last 6 pages are great. The way that Millar and McNiven set up an important, quiet scene in Nemesis #4 is sharp and effective. There are 2 pages near the end that readers will either love or hate; and it reminds me of the way that Millar ended his run on Spider-Man.
McNiven does a wonderful job depicting the brutal and emotional events of the comic. The world of Nemesis looks natural and the his depictions of the characters are appropriate. Over the course of the mini-series, I've grown to appreciate Dave McCaig's work with McNiven. I'm used to seeing McNiven's work with Dexter Vines and Morry Hollowell, but his work compliments McNiven's pencils. During a private scene between Nemesis and Chief Morrow, McCaig's handling of light and dark colors are spot on.
Nemesis is not a comic for everyone. It's a very brutal comic, but an entertaining one. The finale leaves some room for a proper sequel, while still providing enough material to satisfy fans. While a sequel is not likely to come out any time soon, I'll be looking forward to it.
8* out of 10*
Written or Contributed by: GLX
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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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