Friday, June 17, 2016

Booknote: Battle Pope, Volume 4

Robert Kirkman, Battle Pope, Volume 4: Wrath of God. Berkeley, CA: Image, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-58240-751-7.

Genre: comics and graphic novels
Subgenre: humor, heroes
Format: trade paperback
Source: Bought at Half Price Books

With this one, I finished reading the set, and this completes the run. Though Kirkman and his collaborators have stated there could be new adventures for Battle Pope down the road, there has been nothing new since, so for now, this is it.

After Pope spent some quality time with Mary over Christmas in the previous volume, God being the jealous asshole he is gets mad at Pope. The two guys get into a drag out fight, but before Pope and God get it on, Pope has to survive Amon and his giant battle bot. Oh, and Mary is no longer keeping quiet about God's indifference and neglect for her. The series overall definitely goes out with a bang.

The volume did feel a bit short. The pace was very fast, and it did have some fun moments. However, it felt a little rushed. The ending wraps things up, but it leaves a bit of an opening for future possibilities. In addition, the art remains a great reason to pick this up, and in the color edition, the characters look great. Overall, it was a good ending to the series, and I really liked it.

4 out of 5 stars.

This book qualifies for the following 2016 Reading Challenges:

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