Eternal Warrior #6

by kanchilr1 on February 11, 2014

Greg Pak - Writer

Robert Gill - Pencils

Victor Olazaba - Inks

Dave Sharpe - Letters

Guy Major - Colors


After a rocky start, the Eternal Warrior has been on a massive upswing with the recent Futureverse arc. The storyline has set things in motion perfectly, and has had crafted excellent characterization for Gilad and the new tribe that he is grown accustomed to in his old age. Watching his reaction to a group of modern day slave traders makes for an extremely entertaining read. Unfortunately, it is not quite filled with those truly interesting tales and bits of character that last issue was jam packed with on almost every page. After reuniting with his granddaughter, Gilad takes on a group of robots that has a large amount of consequences that become more clear later on in the story.


The tale is slightly too simple, and adds up to something that is not as consistent as it could be considering the last installment, and how nuanced author Greg Pak’s scripting tends to usually be. One aspect of this book that makes it add up to be more than simply pedestrian superhero fare the Eternal Warrior’s stance on killing. His code of ethics is enforced through his granddaughter Caroline, who he seeks permission to kill others when he knows there is usually better way out. The hero also makes a decision towards the end that is just downright selfish. The future of Gilad seems particularly bleak 2000 something years in the coming future. This creates an interesting contrast, and teases some cool additions to the present day adventures of the character. The issue of the Warrior’s daughter also has to be addressed sometime in the future needs to assessed as well.


Robert Gill has utilizes curvy lines that look excellent in most cases, but do not work in every panel. The artist uses a slightly different style when he is drawing Gilad that makes the book seem like it is being rushed in certain spots within the tale. The stranger character designs regarding the slave master, robots, and the Eternal Warrior’s Futureverse armor look very impressive in most cases. Coloring and Inking look strangely out of place in this book, Caroline in particular stands out slightly too much amongst the other cast members. Her palette is soft and bright, and her face is too perfect, which stands in stark contrast next to Gilad’s beard. The pencils, inks, and colors in this title are inconsistent, and look as if they are rushed at times.

The bottom line is that this issue may be a little too simple, but it gets thing moving nicely and sets more than a few events in motion for the series. The tale also features some consequence in a plot that twists and turns. Character dynamics are also nicely set into place, there is a driving plot that should also have fans invested in the coming issues. While this is not the best issues of the series, there are a couple of really fascinating character choices that could cause this comic to bloom into something special. There is mass potential here.

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