The Massive #14

The Massive #14

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 4
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Closed off by rising seas and permanent power loss, New York City has been reduced to a graveyard of empty buildings. The devastation hits Ryanthe only American member of the crewhard, and the homecoming she dreamed of for the last year is fraught with terror and betrayal. Will Ninth Waves mission finally meet its end?

  • 9.6
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Jul 24, 2013

    With the end of this arc coming, it looks like the issues that have come along slowly in this series are coming into the foreground full force. With great colors, a more intense plot than ever before and many different variables at play, this is a great new arc for an already great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jul 26, 2013

    Garry Browns art continues to shine, and Jordie Bellaires colours are only helping. The differentiation of time, which plays into the issues concerns over the past and future, the drawing of history into a formulation of moving forward. The heavy palettes to differentiate between periods is an immediate visual clue, but Browns style works across these massive shifts exceptionally well, partly because of his light approach, but also because of his stark panelling choices. Most pages in the present use a larger picture as a backdrop, with panels laid on top, unifying the page into a sort of singular moment that is simply great to look at. But the flashbacks use heavy blacks and whites, throwing the background effect away to create stronger individual moments over a bleeding of time. The effect, like I said, looks great and keeps the pages focused on what matters: the setting, an especially important aspect to consider in a book about environmental collapse. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jul 24, 2013

    Wood continues to put together one of the best monthly series on the market. One that entertains and makes you think at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Jul 27, 2013

    In spite of the challenges that the characters are facing, there is no point where we genuinely feel like these characters won't make it out alive. Of course this could be Wood lulling us into a false sense of security, but at this point in the story the stakes need to be upped significantly, especially for this apocalyptic, black ops, martial law on the open seas story or else we all might just abandon ship or get lost at sea. Read Full Review

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