Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Sword #15

by the Luna Brothers

From the start of this series, the Luna Brothers have been showing some pretty gory and bloody fight scenes, extrapolating just what a magical sword can do to a person's body, but in this issue, they seem to push themselves further than ever before, as Dara gets into a fight with the Mexican drug lord who has taken the sword. It's really very graphic, and pretty disgusting.

At the same time as this is going on, there is another flashback showing how Dara's character was formed by her family as she grew up. What I find interesting about these flashbacks is that they never seem to feature her father, who I would assume, being immortal, would have a lot of wisdom to impart. It's as if they are suggesting that her father was not a central part of her life, which is interesting considering his past and abilities.

The Sword is a very good series. I look forward to seeing Dara's showdown with Knossos next issue, but I also hope it doesn't drag out over too many issues.

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