Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #2 Capsule Review

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Title:  Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #2

Publisher:  Valiant Entertainment

Writer:  Robert Venditti

Artist:  Raul Allen, Patricia Martin, and David Astruga

Colorist:  Borja Pindado

Letterer:  Patricia Martin

Cover Artist:  David Lafuente;  Raul Allen;  Marcos Martin;  Kano;  Adam Pollina

Review:  ★★★★★

The first issue left us just a little underwhelmed, perhaps because we just haven’t been used to Gilad the family man.  It felt slightly awkward, like finding out about Hawkeye’s family in Avengers:  Age of Ultron.  Now that we’ve come to terms with that (unlike with Hawkeye), and things certainly heat up.  Ever the hero, even though Gilad loves his family, his duty to protect the Earth is pushing him to leave the afterlife once more.  Naturally his family isn’t happy about this, but that doesn’t stop him from preparing to take on all of hell standing in his way.  Allen’s art really makes the issue pop.  It works beautifully for the more tender, family moments to express Gilad and his family’s heartbreak over him having to leave.  It works even better watching Gilad be the badass we love and jump axe first into a horde of demons.  The book is just so damn good we can’t wait for more.

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