Imperium #11

Imperium #11

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Cafu, Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"THE VINE IMPERATIVE" pushes our world to war! With his resources spread thin and his time running out, Toyo Harada must strike if his plan to save the world by force will ever succeed. After a push to take more of the African continent - deposing corrupt governments and toppling extremists - Harada's moves on the world stage were too bold to ignore. The alien agents of the Vine race, who were entrenched throughout the global power structure, have seen their opportunity to strike...and Harada now has his opportunity to break their tenuous pact of peace and take them down. But with a specialized Vine killer among his own team - the ruthless and lethal Lord Vine-99 - will Harada be able to hold tight the grip on his monster's leash...or will LV-99 turn on his master at last?

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Eric Ogar Baumgard Dec 16, 2015

    This is an intellectually stimulating comic with all the mystery, political intrigue, and action a person could want. Read Valiant and read Imperium! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Dec 16, 2015

    These events come as no surprise, as a theme central to Dysart's work in Imperium (and Harbinger before it) is that, regardless of the intentions, death and suffering follows Toyo Harada. It is what makes him easy to simultaneously root for and against. Dysart's ability to toy with readers' emotions makes Imperium one of the top books available today. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Dec 20, 2015

    Imperium #11 is a solid issue that raises the stature of the Vine plantings through the use of an intense flashback story and the current timing of Harada's 24-hour slumber. Out of all of the characters in this series LV-99 has been the least interesting but this issue makes him more fascinating with the help of Sasha. I'm not sure how Angela factors into this current situation other than knowing why she supports Harada but hopefully it'll become clearer down the line. However, this issue continues the wonderful trend of addressing complex factors in an entertaining manner, and this is part of why I thoroughly enjoy this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 16, 2015

    Imperium #11 shakes things up showing why this is the darker corner of the Valiant Universe that you don't want to skip out on. There's much to offer when its a fight for the future, choice, pride, and self-preservation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jan 18, 2016

    Imperium is still one of the best comics out today. We are getting deeper into the agenda of Harada and the impact it has on our main cast. We got some great development for many of the main cast. It was great to see Grave Dog and Ingrid get more focus while advancing the plot. We truly get more bang for our buck this issue. Yet, Lord Vine 99 had an interesting origin and did some pretty cool things, but there was some predictability to him with what he did against his benefactor and that was kind of a turn off. Otherwise, Dysart writes a strong book as always and we get two of the best artists in comics today doing one hell of a job with the interiors alongside a colorist supreme. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Dec 14, 2015

    Imperium #11 is a thrill ride that keeps accelerating and it hasnt come to a stop yet. Ending on a cliff-hanger, this exciting read hits shelves on 12-16-2015. Pick it up and read it first. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Dec 17, 2015

    The artwork by Ryp and Cafu was great. The two different styles provided a clear distinction between past and present. It also allowed Ryp to showcase the explosive violent nature of LV-99, while Cafu's was more dark and brooding with tight action scenes. Imperium continues to be one of the best books on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Dec 17, 2015

    IMPERIUM continues to introduce some interesting ideas, but this issue feels like an origin story in the wrong ways. After the incredible two-issue interlude with Divinity, I expected something a bit more engaging. The art is still outstanding, though, and I'm excited to see how this turns out in next month's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Quietomega Dec 16, 2015

    Each issue of the series has been typically dense, and this one's no different. A lot happens in the issue as Harada takes a mandatory break and everything goes to hell. Dysart makes great use of flashbacks in order to inform the present arc, and continues doing a fantastic job of making the plot progress because of the machinations of his characters rather than having events occur and having the characters just react. CAFU does some fine work, with strong expressions and "acting."

  • 8.5
    CraigR Jan 5, 2016

  • 8.5
    Stallonelythelonely Apr 19, 2016

  • 8.0
    Mp6pack May 24, 2016

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