Cry Havoc #4 Review
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Cover: Ryan Kelly and Emma Price, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire (variant)
Art: Ryan Kelly
What a spin this issue turned out to be, as alliances are no longer what they seem. Louise is still in the hands of a dangerous monstress that she was sent to kill. Now it seems that the monstress was keeping her alive for one reason. Once that comes along, it might be bye-bye Louise.
In London, broken hearts and broken minds aren’t easily fixed. Loyal girlfriends, sketchy doctors, and overseas missions aren’t gonna fix that. You know what else won’t fix that? Betrayal. You get a lot of that in this issue. Teams start switching and bonds are cut loose, and its all leading up to a point where our main character is gonna be in some serious trouble. I can’t wait. Also, I can’t wait to see how this mission wraps itself up. I know that Louise and her teammates are important, but it doesn’t feel like it’s getting anywhere. Hopefully, I’m wrong.
Simon Spurrier can definitely write a good story, or should I say three good stories. When I first picked up this book, the flashbacks and such took a while to get used to even though it was so cool to read it that way. However, Spurrier shows how intricate his web of storytelling is. Take your time when reading this book, even go back and read a page a few more times. It’s great to see how Spurrier is tying it all together.
There seems to be something different about Ryan Kelly’s art. Not a bad kind of different, but different. Anyhow, I like what he is doing. Seems like things are getting more defined. It’s the facial features here or scratch marks there. Also, I love the colors. They are the bright, eye-popping art you may see in other books, but it definitely sits well with the setting and the story. When the really bright colors do come out, they are nice to see. Another fun thing to look at is the covers of these books. So far they all have been a theme for our mythical heroes, and I feel like I know who’s next. The design is not in your face, and it carries on to the last pages of the book. Really makes it interesting.
Speaking of the last pages, it would be beneficial to take a look at them. I’ve learned a lot of history and mythology just by reading the annotations that have been provided. Also, looking at character designs and creative processes of the artwork doesn’t hurt.