The Massive #21

The Massive #21

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 2
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In a cathedral in Prague, Cal prepares for a final showdown with his nemesis Arkady, but
what will fell him first: his cancer, the bullet from the Russian's SIG Sauer, or the
realization that nothing-nothing-of the past decade was what it seemed? The
conclusion of "Bloc," the most groundbreaking arc of The Massive to date, takes us into
the final year of the series with a stunning reveal.
"Brian Wood's The Massive proves that there's room for political comics."-

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Mar 23, 2014

    Mary intimates that we all have our own histories, and that foreshadowing echoes what’s to come, the ripple effect of personal histories that will play on the present. I especially liked the dialogue in this issue, not only because it starts to answer some of the questions – or initiates the right conversations at least, but also because the characters act like adults trying to resolve conflict with other adults they either fear, respect, or care for. They’re not petulant kids or silly capes who kick and curse and spit and call each other motherfucker with empty bluster. The conversations between Cal and Yusup, or Cal and Mag, or Cal and Arkady, there’re so many choice options to pull from, are all direct and reasonable as the Arkady plot thread gets resolved. Dealing with history allows the crew some forward motion. Cal does a deed, admits he was wrong, is direct about his health, and there’s something of a new b Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 28, 2014

    The Massive is a book that will likely read better when collected, although one imagines you can say that about any comic book series ever. But in this case, it's a lot about tone and mood, and disrupting that on a monthly basis can have a deleterious effect. But when the trades come, check it out. Read Full Review

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