Main Plot Points:
- The apocalyptic conclusion!
- The discovery of who was behind Metatron’s mind control and the death of DD Mau has Faustus hitting a breaking point.
- No longer capable of controlling his anger, he goes after the Advisors and discovers a secret he is not ready for.
- Will Faustus—and the Victories—be able to save the world . . . and themselves?
What We Thought:
- Epic conclusion (or is it?) to the excellent series. I’m still blown away by how a series that started with an examination of one superhero’s messed up past could evolve so gracefully into a metaphysical delight encompassing psychology, politics and mysticism.
- This volume was absorbingly written. I did feel that Faustus’ dilemma at the star gate was a tad Mary Sue, but loved pretty much everything about the plot otherwise.
- The art was likely my favorite of Oeming’s to date: kinetic and slinky without losing any attention to detail.
- I also enjoyed the art of Agnes Grabowska and Taki Soma in the included short stories, the latter moreso as I felt it fit the material better. It was also great to read the juxtaposition of beliefs in the foreword and afterword. A really excellent, complete package.
What It Includes:
- Collects The Victories #11–#15.
- Foreword by Jason Martell
- Two bonus short stories illustrated by Agnes Grabowska and Taki Soma
- Afterword by Michael Avon Oeming
- Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming (cocreator of Powers).
Recommended If You Like:
- Chariots Of The Gods