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Subj: I really don't understand what is the added value of Blade the Vampire-Slayer in this storyline ...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 at 05:47:27 am EST (Viewed 178 times)
Reply Subj: Spirits of Vengeance #4...
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 at 10:12:02 pm EST (Viewed 240 times)

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Spirits of Vengeance 004
> WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL PART 4! Necrodamus' forces mean to upset the balance and cause a deicidal rampage not seen since the Old Testament! The drums of war beat louder and louder, and the Spirits of Vengeance are the only thing standing between the armies of heaven and hell!

Well, that felt like coasting. As in 1-3, the team moved blindly around trying to find out what's going on and what to do about it. The acceptable energetic artstyle -and less pleasing action choreography- was the same as those 3 issues. The SoV manage 2 go-nowhere encounters. One with a sadly unnamed naughty mystic and then with the fiery dwarf, Ragnar, both of whom relent. But basically it was a recap issue. Basically Lucifer né Satan, now called Marduk, serves up all of Necrodamus' sinister plot on a silver platter to his Damian and Satana.

GR, Blade, and Satana did nothing special. The only bits of note:
-Blaze delivers a funny "3rd person" line
-Hellstorm's dynamic with his father was brief but fascinating
-Marvel manages, believe it or not, to demonize the Apostle Judas even more
-The Covenant finally begins on the last page

Does this team have a prayer of gaining more fan support?

PREVIEW SOURCE:
https://comicstore.marvel.com/Spirits-of-Vengeance-2017-4/digital-comic/47106




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I can see why Ghost Rider, Son of Satan & Satana would be useful, given the nature of the threat.

.... but Blade ? His speciality is vampire hunting.

Wouldn't Devil-Slayer, Gabriel the Devil-Hunter or the Gargoyle (Isaac Christians) have been more suited to be the 4th member of this team ?


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