The Massive #9

The Massive #9

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 6
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When explosive new information arises about the seemingly utopian oil-rig nation that has divided the crew of the Kapital,Callum Israel is forced to deal with the likely dissolution of Ninth Wave. But what does that mean for The Massive?

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Feb 27, 2013

    This is by far my favourite series Brian Wood has ever crafted and “Subcontinental” is the best story arc as well. Throughout the series, the crew of the Kapital have encountered more dangerous and hostile situations then they can count, but with the Moksha incident, nothing’s more hazardous than the truth. This issue gets a 10 and so does the “Subcontinental” story arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Feb 28, 2013

    When all is said and done, this "Subcontinental" story arc clearly parallels part ofThe Empire Strikes Backmovie, where the heroes of the movie are deceived by Lando Calrissian upon seeking refuge on Cloud City. Whether that's a result of Brian Wood also writingStar Wars forDark Horse also, is neither here nor there and I'll leave the rest of it for you to assess. Nevertheless, "Subcontinental" does provide a nice respite for the readers to evaluate just where Callum Israel and the rest of the crew of the Kapital are at mentally, especially with the reveal of Callum's medical condition. Overall, this is a great read for fans of the series, and if you haven't picked it up yet you owe it to yourself to do a bit of catch up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Diego Chi Feb 24, 2013

    This is only the second issue of The Massive I have read (I had previously checked out the debut issue). I was impressed by how Wood manages to make so many different plot threads easily accessible, even to a newer reader like myself. With enough characters to rival a soap opera, I expected to be lost in the complexities of the story. However, Wood focuses on presenting strong characters not just plot ideas-- characters that do not require extensive exposition to grasp. Whether it be Captain Israel's calm calculation, or Georg's grim (albeit cutthroat) determination, Wood's characters are what make navigating the various story-lines seem easy. Taking team goals and interweaving them with personal motivations gives the book great emotional depth, and its story a grand scope. With fantastic characters, stunning artwork, and intricate plot design, The Massive is a comic book experience that should not be missed! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - xMatt Feb 28, 2013

    Brian Wood is proving himself to be one of the best writers in the business, managing to consistently gift his readers with great comic books. "The Massive" is definitely one of these. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Feb 20, 2013

    With some major character development forthcoming, this series is going to be in it for the long haul. While there is still not enough focus on the mission at hand (looking for the Massive), the slow reveals of the motives of the crew members nearly makes up for it. The story in this title has taken a dramatic turn in this issue, and the upcoming “Breaker” arc should be another great addition to this already incredible series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Feb 26, 2013

    The Massive is Brian Wood at his best. If you love his Marvel work right now, pick this book up. My pull list is constantly growing (much to the chagrin of my wallet), but The Massive has earned a spot in my list. Read Full Review

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