Written by Tim Midura
on Wednesday, May 28 2014 and posted in Reviews
It's the big throwdown showdown!
Furious and Perfidia go head to head on the curious finale of Furious #5, wrapping up the first arc, Fallen Star. Written by Bryan J.L. Glass with art by Victor Santos, Furious #5 is published by Dark Horse Comics.
While Furious and Perfidia are beating on each other, Furious finally realizes how she knows Perfidia. Set against cuts of their past life, this issue also sees Furious needing to save the little girl who Perfidia let go and is who plummeting to earth.
Bryan J.L. Glass ties everything together in this issue, with the reveal of Furious and Perfidia’s history. The way Jodie looked up to Cadence comes to light and really strains Furious as she has to fight the girl who used to worship her. It’s interesting to see how Furious gained her powers as a step towards getting her clean.
Victor Santos continues his excellent use of color themes throughout this issue in a more subtle way. The scenes with Furious battling are bright and warm, while the flashbacks depicting her and Perfidia in more chaotic times are cooler and darker. The double-page splash of Furious attempting to catch the falling girl shows Santos can keep the page busy, yet keep control of the scene and have a great sense of motion at the same time. The panel of Cadence’s transformation is striking as she writhes on the floor and the final shot of Cadence removing her headscarf - the yellow being reminiscent of her Furious wig - is pitch perfect.
Glass and Santos have crafted a strong heroine and shown that although you can’t run from your past, you can come to terms with it and better yourself. Furious has grown into the person she wants to be and just might get the happy ending she deserves!
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