The second half of the comic isn't just a let down because of the art, as the writing falls short there as well. While the initial discussion between John and Chris is powerful and some of the best work I've read of Christos Gage, the complexity and reality of the situation is pushed aside for a far more simple and open-ended conclusion. Not entirely a failure, the final pages certainly lack the maturity and fearlessness of the opening pages. Unfortunately, those final impressions are what the reader is left with of "Absolution," a book that came close to being great but settled for being good. Read Full Review
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