Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Last God #2 by Phillip Kennedy Johnson - Comic Book Review

From the publisher: As the horrifying forces of the Last God descend upon the city of Tyrgolad, our intrepid heroes-Queen Cyanthe, Eyvindr, and Veikko al Mun-must either defend or escape their crumbling stronghold and contend with dark legacy left behind in King Tyr's wake. But with every second, the undead army of the Last God adds more bodies to their numbers. None are safe.

In the past, we witness the tragic and violent beginnings of the first fellowship, as young Tyr and Cyanthe meet under terrible circumstances.

Beyond the edge of creation lies the Black Stair. And beyond it, amid the void, he waits. Mol Uhltep, the Last God. This is the tale of those who claimed to slay him, and the world they doomed with their lies.

All this and more in the second chapter of DC's dark fantasy epic The Last God.

The Last God #2 by Phillip Kennedy Johnson moves both timelines forward. In this issue, we see how the original fellowship begin to come together, and their first encounters with Mol Uhltep. In the present, the former heroes, or what remains of them, look to escape from King Tyr and the Last God in order to regroup and plan.

This issue was heavy on action, but there was some depth and backstory added. I liked seeing Cyanthe and Tyr before they became the well-known figures they are now. Seeing the origin of the original fellowship is interesting, as well. However, not much of the current timeline is of interest to me. The characters haven't really sucked me into caring about them yet, and I sometimes don't know who is who, or what group of people/elves they belong to. Because I'm having to work so hard to figure out who each person is, I'm finding it harder to care what happens.

I think the story of The Last God has potential. Phillip Kennedy Johnson has obviously thought his world out well. And as a fantasy fan, this should hit all the right beats for me, but it just isn't. Unfortunately, I'll probably refrain from reading any more of the monthly issues, although I may pick up the collected edition to read once the story is complete.

I would only recommend The Last God #2 by Phillip Kennedy Johnson to diehard dark fantasy fans. At this point, it doesn't really appeal to me.

I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.

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