Aquila #1

Aquila #1

Writer: Gordon Rennie Artist: Leigh Gallagher Publisher: 2000AD Release Date: March 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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He was one of the rebellious gladiator-slaves crucified by the Romans for being part of Spartacus' uprising, and in his final moments he cried out to the gods for vengeance. Something heard him, and brought him back from the dead in exchange for his soul. He is Aquila, and he is now the unstoppable instrument of Ammit the Devourer who hungers for the souls of men - and Aquila will keep feeding her until the debt is paid!

  • 8.8
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Mar 22, 2015

    This is a mature story, so keep the kids away until at least their late teens, but enjoy yourself otherwise as Aquila continues his quest to sate the hunger of the Devourer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Coleman Apr 15, 2015

    The artwork is a dirty gritty style that really works for the time period that's being shown. Panels are well positioned to accentuate the action, of which there is a lot. The action is well drawn and brutal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror Talk - Angry Scholar May 3, 2015

    Despite its satisfying low-fantasy violence and interesting setting, though, Aquila is ultimately comic book potato chips: you'll keep eating given the chance, but there's not much substance. There's no character depth whatsoever, and no identifiable protagonists or antagonists. It's just a story of killing, with Aquila himself serving more as an excuse to explore the setting than a character in his own right. But it's a great setting, so the superficial characters can be forgiven. Read Full Review

  • 3.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Travis Anderson Feb 16, 2015

    Aquila is a less exciting Kratos who is only interesting because of the historical and legendaryfigures involved in his story. His only trait that individualizes himfrom other buff warriors is that he is Eqyptian or African-the issue wasn't that clear-but that is not enough to make him compelling. It is underwhelming, heavy with exposition, and not nearly pretty enough to keep you invested. If you enjoy Roman myths than you might get some enjoyment out of this, but I'm not going to let it devour any more of my attention. Read Full Review

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