Cry Havoc #6 Review
Cry Havoc #6
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Cover: Ryan Kelly and Emma Price, Sean Phillips (variant)
Art: Ryan Kelly
I’m glad to say that I can catch my breath after this issue. I didn’t even realize that I was holding it. With all that has happened, could this be the end? Louise is trapped in Afghanistan and surrounded by people who want to cut her open and use whats inside of her for their own revolution. Cry Havoc #6 is the issue we have all been waiting for. Get ready to exhale at the end of this one. I sure did.
Not everything has gone according to plan for both teams. Lynn Odell and her crew aren’t as invulnerable as they thought they were. Sri and the rest of Lou’s traitorous squad seem to switch sides again (I’m not too sure). Now there is a third player in the game. Turns out Lou was just there Trojan Horse. Let the bloodshed commence in this Game of Monsters (You know nothing, Louise Canton). After the smoke clears, we see who the real monsters are in a twist that I should have seen coming. I didn’t see that coming. Okay I’ll stop.
This story has gotten wild and freaky since issue one. I’m sure that’s what you would expect from a comic about mythical beasts living together. Remember how I wanted to see Sri in her true form? I take that back. It is creepy, but kinda funny. I don’t know why, but you’d probably understand if you saw it.
If this is how the series ends. I feel like it could be and I am super okay with that. This issue wrapped up nicely. Couldn’t have asked for anything better. I don’t think I have ever enjoyed a series ending, but I did with this one. Good thing it wasn’t some suspenseful cliffhanger, because that would have killed me. Simon Spurrier and Ryan Kelly have come together to create and awesome series of books. If this is it, then so be it, but I have this tiny little hope to see more. I know I should stop talking about the end of a book, but its the little things that get me excited, okay?
Speaking of being excited, there was a lot going on in this issue. Everyone is showing their true colors, and nothing was what it seemed. Simon Spurrier managed to flip this whole story upside down, and its awesome. This is the true beginning of Lou and her crew. If Spurrier and Kelly ever decide to continue or make a spin-off of the series, I want to see how Lou and the gang show society who they really are. Of course that’s not gonna go well, but Spurrier and Kelly would surely be the men for the job.
Cry Havoc has become such a great and drama filled story. I didn’t expect it to be so touching. You might not see it that way, but there is some depth to it. Underneath all the bloodshed and naked bodies, there is real emotion. Don’t laugh because I am serious. Who doesn’t love gory stories with heart? Cry Havoc is a wonderful story that has been cool to follow. From Simon Spurrier’s timeline hopping to Ryan Kelly’s gritty art, this wild ride is one that I can go back to and enjoy over and over. You may be able to say that about a lot of books, but this one deserves a special place on your bookshelf.