The Victories Vol IV: Metahuman

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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

Creators:

  • Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming (cocreator of Powers).

Recommended If You Like:

  • Watchmen
  • Endgame
  • Chariots Of The Gods