Saturday, April 14, 2012

Glory #25

Written by Joe Keatinge
Art by Ross Campbell

 This new, third issue of the relaunched Glory, came as a very nice surprise.  So far, the series has focused on Riley, a young girl who has always dreamt about the hero Glory.  Riley has traveled to a small island in France, and has finally met her hero, who has seen better days.  It's been made clear that Glory and her friend Gloria have some reason for reaching out to Riley, but none of that has been very clear until now.

This issue begins with Riley sleeping, and dreaming about something that is going to happen in five hundred years.  Usually, Riley dreams about Glory's past, so this is all a bit of a surprise to her, even before the shocking contents of that dream become apparent.  I don't want to give much away, except to say that the visual look of this issue is closer to that of Prophet, the best of the new Rob Liefeld-owned but not created comics that are hitting the stands. 

From this bleak vision of the future, we get a sense of where this title could be going, although we still don't really understand what role Riley has to play in things.  I was mostly enjoying this comic for its art, but now I'm finding myself getting more and more interested in the story as well.

It should go without saying that Ross Campbell outdoes himself on this issue.  Future Riley and Glory are very different from how they're being portrayed in the comic these days, yet they are still instantly recognizable.  He also does some terrific work on the backgrounds and strange creatures that populate them.  This is a very good comic, getting steadily better.

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