Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rex Mundi #17

Written by Arvid Nelson
Art by Juan Ferreyra

More big revelations in this issue, as Rex Mundi gets increasingly more exciting and unpredictable in the build up to its finale.

There's not much that I can say without spoiling the events of the book (although clearly, from the cover, Moricant comes back). I've really enjoyed the way that Nelson has set up the Holy Grail plot in this book - the first issues were often exposition-heavy, but all that groundwork is really paying off now that the book has has reached this point.

I think this book has reached the point where it would be difficult to pick up many new readers, except in trade. While the art in the first book or two is rough, it is worth starting at the beginning of this story, and reading it completely. The addition of Juan Ferreyra to the title was the best thing that could have happened to it, as it brought it new life and provided Nelson with an artist who truly had the capability to bring his vision fully to light.

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