Imperium #10

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Cafu, Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating


The world is suspended within balances of power. Tense and delicate terms of peace, crisscrossing and humming just below the surface. The Vine plantings, undercover alien spies of a galaxy-spanning race, hold positions of infl uence all over the planet. Toyo Harada, Earth's most unstoppable psiot, amassed a bedrock of power through his corporate, political, and super-powered maneuverings. A tenuous détente has long held between the slumbering giants, each with the world held loosely in their grip. Until now.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Nov 9, 2015

    Imperium #10 is an exciting and revealing read, and one of the best books in the series. Unlike some back-stories, this book exposes secrets and provides the necessary understanding for the importance of the next part of the Imperium story, setting the stage for the mayhem to come. This book should be your first read on new comic day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Nov 14, 2015

    There is some wonderful characterizations this issue as Dysart creates a wonderful tapestry of the Earth Vine vs Harada. There are multiple connections to other events in the Valiant Universe, but Dysart weaves it together so well. Lord Vine 99 is close to getting what he wants while we see just how personal the conflict is. I am also pleasantly surprised by Mech Major's and Ingrid's characterizations. They were solid from beginning to end and full of fun. The art was really strong and the story was engaging, really adding to the importance of the conflict between Harada and the Vine. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 11, 2015

    Imperium #10 is building up to be an excellent event in this series as the Plantings start to make their biggest move yet in years against Harada. They have suffered, lost, and feared since Harada first discovered them. So when this happens you can tell this fight will come to a head with an all or nothing goal in mind. This is as emotional as things can get when you can experience what it is to be the unfortunate that Harada has stepped over in his ascension to power. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Nov 10, 2015

    Imperium #10 delves into Toyo Harada's past to showcase his war against the Vine plantings and build up the tension for the ensuing fight. There are some good character moments and the writing is once again well done, although some may not like it due to the heavy use of narration. Cafu's artwork was for the most part solid with some excellent renderings of true terror. If you are looking to learn more about Toyo Harada's past you can't miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Nov 11, 2015

    While Imperium #10 may prove to be an integral part of "The Vine Imperative" as a whole, on it's own it is merely a serviceable, but entertaining, single issue. Read Full Review

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