Review: GLORY #23

Written by Joe Keatinge
Art by Sophie Campbell
Release Date: February 15, 2012

As someone who has never read a single Glory comic, I was a little apprehensive about this Extreme ‘relaunch’. Being that the numbering wasn’t starting over at #1, would that mean I’d need to know previous history? Would this comic already be inaccessible? Thankfully, the answer is no. Joe Keatinge has done an excellent job with the script of Glory #23 and managed to pay tribute to the previous issues while also blazing a completely new trail. This “first” issue is a wild ride, twisting and turning in a world of deception that was an unexpected delight. There is a lot more mystery in Glory than meets the eye and some great moments with Supreme that help new readers really see what this heroine is made of. Keatinge had me hooked from the first couple pages and held my attention to the very end of this issue and I am looking forward to the next installment.

Sophie Campbell handles art duties on the title and while the art is solid, there are a couple of visuals that vexed me in this issue. Glory and Riley both have faces that look like they belong on 8 year old girls, not a college thesis writer or a goddess of war with a penchant for punching tanks. I have a hunch as to why this decision was made, but until I have that confirmed or not I’ll stay silent and slightly confused. This is not a complaint, the art is consistent and very high quality, it is just an observation and something that really stuck with me after reading the issue.

The team of Keatinge and Campbell did a very solid job refreshing this title and making it accessible for new readers. Glory is shaping up to be a wild ride with action and brains, a combination that is hard to find.

Verdict: 8.0/10


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