A Review: GLORY #25

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of GLORY #25 from Image Comics. Joe Keatinge writes, Ross Campbell draws, Ms,Shatia Hamilton colors, and Douglas E. Sherwood letters.

This book is Joe Keatinge’s relaunch of the Glory character created by Rob Liefeld and established by Alan Moore. This issue gives us a glimpse of the future, hinting at what happens to Earth after the meddling of the Demons (I suspect that this is just a possible future, but maybe I’m an optimist). 500-year-old Riley tracks down Glory to get closure on what happened back then (now).

The point of this issue (in this reviewer’s humble opinion) is to give the reader a peek into the conflicted mind of Glory, especially about the destruction she’s caused. And I really like the effect; it’s dark and painful, and the pain really comes through in the art as well. The darkness of what has happened to Earth is beautifully portrayed in Riley (who was a child when she knew Glory before), and the ‘closure’ is simple and seems hardly to scratch the surface.

One almost feels sorry for Glory after reading this issue, and it’s the result of effective writing and art. Seriously, check this one out, gang; I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

GLORY #25 is available now at your FLCS or by order from imagecomics.com.