Seven to Eternity #2

Seven to Eternity #2

Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Jerome Opeña
Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Cover Artists: Jerome Opeña and Matt Hollingsworth (Cover A), Eric Canete and Matt Hollingsworth (Cover B)

The stakes are raised in Seven to Eternity #2 as the action breaks out and lives are on the line. In a strange land where a man known as the Mud King has enslaved the world with their own evil desires, it’s down to the last surviving rebels to make a stand. Adam son of Zeb Osidis has entered the lion’s den. All his life, his father gave him one command above all others, never hear the Mud King’s offer. Now, within the sound of the Mud King’s voice, Adam must make his stand.

I have to admit, I’m really enjoying this series. It’s strange and wild and the characters are so colorful. The main villain is one who rules through the most subtle and dangerous of all methods. What greater power than to be able to offer people their deepest, darkest desires? Knowing the one thing that could cause someone to compromise all their principles, it’s a dangerous power, and one that proves very difficult to defeat. In this issue, Adam comes face-to-face with that dilemma. But it’s not all chit chat.

Spicing things up, we see a group of the last Mosaks engaging in battle against the Mud King and his lies. Like everything else in this comic, their each colorful and imaginative. There’s a character made of various parts taken from her opponents. There’s a healer monkey, a sorceress capable of dispelling deception, a changeling and a giant dinosaur creature called Drawbridge. They each get a little moment to shine as the action is unleashed.

Throughout all of that, the artwork brings it to life with creative character designs and delectable detail. The character work itself is gorgeous, from full body shots of the characters to close-ups. The action flows smoothly and without confusion. Equal attention is provided to the environments and those within them. And when the time comes to heighten the action with a big two page spread, the artwork delivers. From the linework, shading, coloring and lighting, the visuals are great.

As the story gains even more intensity, Seven to Eternity shows it has some serious muscle. With great storytelling and artwork, I give Seven to Eternity #2 a five out of five metal bikinis.

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Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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