Seven to Eternity #9

Seven to Eternity #9

Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Jerome Opena
Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Cover Artists: Jerome Opena and Matt Hollingsworth

Seven to Eternity #9 wraps up the second arc of the series and puts it back on top form. With Jerome Opena doing the art again, the visuals are as good as the writing. Adam must face the flaws in himself and the pain of the truth. He’s sided with the Mud King in order to save his own life. With more than one painful truth being laid before him, the only hope is that the future isn’t paved in stone.

Adam and Garils journey to the Skylands as they work their way to the Springs of Zhal. Those springs may have the cure for the disease that is killing Adam. Along the way, the Mud King talks to Adam about the way of the world and the desires of people. It’s a bleak observation, and one that Adam can’t completely except. But it’s not one he can completely reject, either. This leads to some fun dialog that’s extremely thought provoking. However, the discussion gets interrupted by the White Lady. The battle that ensues reveals many truths about Adam’s past and the trouble that has plagued his family. It also reveals the motivations of the White Lady. This turn in the story not only brings a brief bit of action, but also some serious character conflict and a lot of foundation building for the future. It’s suffice to say that the story in this issue is delicious.

Matching that wonderful storytelling is some beautiful artwork. Between Opena’s linework and Matt Hollingsworth’s colors, the panels are gorgeous. There’s detail, great cinematic shots that show off the beauty of the environment, close-up shots that emphasize the emotion of the characters, and well done action scenes that bring on the intensity of the story. It’s hard to ask for anything more. They nailed it.

With a great story and great artwork, I give Seven to Eternity #9 a five out of five metal bikinis. This issue wraps up the arc on a high note promising more captivating storytelling and visual splendor in the future.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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