Sunday, June 15, 2014

All New Soulfire # 5 Review

Written by JT Krul & Frank Mastromauro
Art by V. Ken Marion, Mark Roslan & Erick Arciniega
Aspen Comics

This will be a spoiler free review.

                Malikai decides to confront Michael … only to bring the police around. Meanwhile, Rainier gets his plan off the ground while Grace returns with Vanyss “together” while introducing Benoist, PJ and Alori. We end our issue with Abel getting ready to make his own move.

                Marion, Roslan and Arciniega gives us an outstanding showing with beautiful art. Panels are nice, crisp and full of detail. The panel compositions and perspectives a great, dynamic and eye catching. The characters are all varied. Backgrounds are detail to really bring about a fully realized world and the overall look and feel of the book is just explosive. The colors are perfectly brushed all over the page and we got some great work from Marion over all. This book’s art is just perfection on page.
                Krul continues to build up plots and characters this issue. Grace’s new relationship is definitely a stand out that gives her something different after all that had occurred in the previous miniseries.  We definitely see a bit more development for Malikai,  Jayden, Michael and Rainier. The dialogue is great. The overall plots are starting to come together this issue well as it is building at a good pace to a finale. A strong issue.

                Pj and Benoist take a big back seat this issue … more so than any other issue.  While the cast of the book is big, they have had a bigger role the whole series thus far. So, this issue feels a little off but that is my only complain.


                The art is stunning. The story is solid. The plots are running towards the end of the series and are developing well. This issue starts connecting dots and definitely helps set up the book run towards its end. It’s a great ride over all and the issue definitely makes me look forward to more. I give All New Soulfire # 5  4 stars out of 5!  

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