Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Review of "Grendel God and The Devil, number 10"

 Review of

Grendel God and The Devil, number 10

Four out of five stars

More than one major villain with heroes that are questionable

 This was the first in the Grendel series that I read, and I had to read it twice for it to make any sense. Which is actually a complement, for if after nine issues, it is easy to figure out issue ten, there is not enough depth to the story.

 The danger could not have been greater, Pope Innocent XLII is planning on blowing up the sun. He claims to be a man of God, but he is just another madman super villain and the main hero is trying to stop him. There is also a super vampire on the loose, he essentially has superpowers, far beyond those generally assigned to vampires.

 The character that stops the Pope from executing his plan is a “person” that quotes from songs and scripture while he is executing his actions of mayhem and destruction. Many people are turned into the soldiers of a controllable army of vampires and others die for their beliefs while others just die as they get in the way.

 The setting is that of a society with a very high level of technology, when the super vampire falls from a building, it is stated as being a free fall of over a kilometer. Overall, it is a complex story set within a modern society that is a bit of a dystopia. There are very wealthy people, but most live in seedy tenements. Overall, this is one of the most complex stories I have ever read in comic form.

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