Writer: Ron Marz
Art: Stjepan Sejic
Publisher: Top Cow
The event turned ongoing series concludes its first story arc. Jackie has remade the world to suit him, but Tom Judge has discovered this. After confronting Jackie, and then trying to restore the balance by reaching out to Dani Baptiste, the previous Angelus bearer, Judge’s plan goes in a different direction. In the attempt to get Dani and the Angelus back together, Judge didn’t factor in the wildcard known as Finch (Dani’s girlfriend in the previous world). The Angelus, instead of choosing Dani, chooses Finch as its host, and goes after Jackie. A battle takes place, Judge steps in to stop it, and then Finch is gone and Dani is left wondering what happened, while putting the blame squarely on Judge. Of course, it ends with Dani and Finch reuniting (even though Finch is now the Angelus), and Jackie speaking to someone about now trying things his way… a secret player… hmmm!!
All and all, this is a good wrap up to the first story. Like always, the art by Sejic just jumps off the pages. My only gripe with the story was the sex scene. I felt that it served no real purpose to the story. It could have been better presented, but seemed like it was just there for eye candy. And let us set this straight, the scene is between Jackie and his wife; nothing wrong with that, it is just the way it was presented. This is definitely not a comic for children, rather for adults only.
Judge’s attempt to set the world straight seems to have failed in the same manner as Jackie’s attempts to make the world in his own way. We all have that instance where we try to do things our own way, and all we accomplish is making things worse. I mean, we have plenty of practice on it, since we start at an early age trying to do things our way. The real question is, how many times do we have fail before we realize that our way doesn’t work? The world keeps sinking and sinking, getting worse and worse each day. Makes one think, the more we push God away, the worse things get; so the real question is, how long are we going to push before we realize that maybe we should pull?
4 out of 7