The Last God Chapter 3 Review

by Olivier Roth on December 18, 2019

Creator & Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson

Artist: Riccardo Federici

Colorist: Sunny Gho

Published by: DC Black Label


Fantasy stories have always had their ebbs and flows within the narrative: they don’t always have epic fights or endless battles on the page as that would make for a pretty one note story. This is where chapter 3 of The Last God is this month: they are in the ebb of the storytelling as Kennedy Johnson takes a breather in both his present and past storylines to explore a little more of the characters that he has presented. Namely, we get to explore a little more of who Queen Cyanthe and Veikko are. 


Both characters are pretty interesting in their own right: Queen Cyanthe started off as a simple commoner who gets swept up by King Tyr when she is young and seems to have no choice but to follow him and their new Alvean companion Veikko in the insanity that is the army of the Flowering Dead. Veikko for her part is a Ferryman to her people and within this issue, we learn what that means and her importance. 


Back in the present, both characters are escaping Tyrgolad alongside Eyvindr, the fiercely loyal gladiator who seems to idolize the king, even after his transformation. Though he is along for the ride, Eyvindr is not the focus this issue (until the end) as most of the dialogue on what to do is between the Queen and Veikko. 


There is some action in this issue though, but it is kept at the minimum as the Flowering Dead catches up to our party in the present but with the added danger of an animal called Ursulon also on their tracks. 


For an issue that I’ve said is in the ebb of the storytelling, the issue does go by at a fast pace as Kennedy Johnson doles out enough information to keep you interested in knowing more. And I believe that’s what this series is doing really well: giving out just enough information each issue to make you want more. 


The art team of Federici & Gho continue to bring stellar work to the series. The action sequences continue to be magnificent and well choreographed, and Gho’s use of colors fits the setting really well. Excellent work once more.

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