Mara #6

Mara #6

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Ming Doyle, Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
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A few short months ago, Mara Prince had the world in the palm of her hand. Now the world has so completely rejected her she has no place left to go. Or does she? The dramatic conclusion to MARA is here.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 2, 2013

    Mara #6 is truly an amazing comic because what this team crafts is nothing short of a crescendo which exemplifies the best of humanity despite our dark deeds. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Oct 8, 2013

    This emotional conclusion does an excellent job of drawing to a close Mara's extra-normal life, while still leaving the possibilities open to see her face again should another lesson needs to be given to the world. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Taylor Lilley Oct 8, 2013

    Fundamentally, Mara is a hopeful book, drawing inspiration from humanity's striving to be more "super", our group grasp for the stars, but also from our individual capacity for perspective. Mara finds herself and her future when she experiences a "tertiary power manifestation". Empathy. From there, she can build a future, outside of Wood's allegorical world, which is our world minus the actions and creations of individuals. Mara shows us the way out of the corporatized, constitutionalised mechanism that traps us. We must learn to care far less how we are perceived, and far more how we perceive. Simple, right? It's no wonder that this is the issue where Doyle lets Mara smile, and I encourage you to be there when it happens. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 7, 2013

    This is Mara's swan song as the series comes to end, but I hope this is not the last we see of her because I believe Brian Wood has only scratched the surface of what this character can become. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Oct 2, 2013

    Wood, Doyle, and Bellaire give us an ending that is decidedly less explosive than Issue #5 may have led us to expect, but that provides something much bigger than the complete destruction of Earth: closure. In just six issues, we get to follow Mara through an incredibly dramatic character arc (from her ultra-comfortable beginnings as a celebrity darling to her isolation and alienation from the human race that rejected and betrayed her, and finally to her realization that there are still good people and good intentions in the world), bookended by the broadcast signoff that is now a mere echo of what it was in the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Oct 4, 2013

    Mara #6 may lack explosiveness, or any kind of dramatic feel for that matter, but that exemplifies Wood's purpose of examining how we make sense of our world. Ming Doyle and Jordie Bellaire have capped off a great miniseries with sleek artwork; no surprise there. Although a bit anti-climactic in terms of suspense, this is a book for the brain, not the fist. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Oct 2, 2013

    MARA's build has had flashes of brilliance, but in this final issue, it has proven to be unfulfilling, especially after a particularly long delay. Its narrative structure has felt aimless and here "ends" in a weak, noncommittal bow-out and an artistic direction that fails to inspire. However, if you LOVE Doyle's art and don't mind plots that don't really go anywhere, then have at it. Read Full Review

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