Cry Havoc #5 Review
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Cover: Ryan Kelly and Emma Price
Art: Ryan Kelly
Louise is in some big trouble. The one friend who wanted to save her, can’t. No its just Louise, her baby, and a bunch of psycho monsters waiting to rip it out of her.
Lat time we saw Louise, she was really pregnant. Now, its go time. Time for a new Zeitgeist to literally be born, but is the world ready for it? Is it ready for the world? Surely, not when its being forced from its mother right in the center of the enemy camp. I feel bad for the baby and Louise, but I am on the edge of my seat waiting for it to be torn out and usher in this new age we keep reading about. Can’t be all bad, right?
Simon Spurrier is leading up to an explosive event, I can feel it. This is the point where everything gets revved up, and things start crashing down. So far we’ve experienced Louise’s emotional breakdown, her horrifying lack of self control, and now we have a powerful being coming from her that is going to tip the scales. If that wasn’t enough, most of her friends “betrayed her, but are they really doing her a favor? Is it really worth it after all this time? So many questions, so much time before the next issue. What’s an inquisitive girl to do but cross her fingers and hope that Simon Spurrier delivers. I know he will, because the story hasn’t let me down so far.
One thing I have a problem with is the former Zeitgeist. You know, that guy who follows Louise around. I really hate the way that guy talks. It kind of doesn’t fit in with the story, but I guess that comes with him being a Zeitgeist. It is a bit off putting, but I’ve managed to put up with it. That’s enough of that nonsense.
My feels change every time I look at this book thanks to Ryan Kelly. I don’t just mean emotions, but Kelly’s art is so immersive to me that I can feel the heat of the desert and the chill of London. I can feel the itch of the sand and smell all the blood. Along with his team of colorists, Kelly and co. produce some graphic work. Its not extreme gore or anything, but still pretty sick. I’m not gonna be all deep with this, but I like seeing the different types of monsters or mythical creatures around. Pretty interesting to look at. One of the cons to the art is the faces. They sometimes change and look a bit weird. Not too off putting, but also not nice to look at.
What is really nice to look at are the covers. So far, we have looked at covers that correspond to the characters. While they have all been nice, I am still waiting to see one more character in the spotlight. Yeah, I’m talking about Sri. We have yet to see her “demon” that’s been locked away all this time. I’m not asking for a full blown backstory, but maybe a little nudge towards the character. Maybe I’ll get my wish in the next issue. Never known an Image comic to disappoint me.
Like I said, I feel like this is a build up for a storm. Nothing wrong with that at all. Gotta get our story straight before things get crazy.