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Planetoid #5

by lucstclair on March 27, 2013

It’s total war, as Silas and his people battle dozens of the Ono Mao’s metal agents in the fight for their lives and their freedom in a final conflict that will scatter the ground with mechanical parts and stain the dessert floor blood red.

The Team

Written, illustrated and lettered by Ken Garing. Published by Image Comics.

The Pros & Cons

Like a comic from Mark Millar, Planetoid’s long overdue, fifth and final issue is finely here (seriously I thought it would never come out). I shouldn’t be too hard on Ken Garing, I can’t imagine the hard work & pressure when it comes to creating & developing your creator owned mini series, especially when you do all the work. I was looking forward to the conclusion to this wild space cowboy story and although the way it unfolds doesn’t come as much of a surprise, it’s still a very satisfying ending to a terrific slice of sci-fi/fantasy comics.
Garing’ s impressive drawings as always, are very impressive with pastel colours with a splash of red for the gruesome human deaths at the hands of mechanical monsters. There’s a 2 page aerial spread that focuses on the bloodshed & mayhem on the battlefield, painstaking details that will make your jaw drop like a sack of hammers.
If I have anything negative to add, is that I felt that the very ending about consumerism & a money obsessed culture was a little heavy handed, but it’s a just a modicum of how I feel for this series.

The Outcome

I’ve said this before in a previous review, if you’re a fan of movies like The Terminator, Mad Max, sci-fi schlock like Spacehunter : Adventures in the Forbidden Zone & Soldier (yeah I know it’s pretty bad, but in a good way) then this series if definitely for you. Get the comics or better yet just wait for the TPB, you won’t regret it. I can’t wait to see what Ken Garing does next. It’s funny, in my review for Planetoid #1 I said to disregard this comic, but I’m glad I gave it another chance. This issue gets an 8 and the entire story arc gets a 9. Click here for my reviews on #1, #2, #3 & #4.

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