Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Review: Heralds by Kathryn Immonen et al.

Synopsis: The woman known as Nova was a fire-powered herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds, until she was brutally struck down in battle. Now, with a mysterious flash in the nighttime sky, her presence is again being felt. On the case is a group of Marvel's most powerful super heroes: Emma Frost, She-Hulk, Valkyrie, Hellcat, Photon and Abigail Brand, agent of the extraterrestrial watchdog organization S.W.O.R.D. In the wake of the flash, the six women must work together to clean up the mess caused by  mass breakout at a storage facility belonging to S.W.O.R.D. Also affected by the event is a waitress named Frankie Hyatt, found by the heroines in a catatonic state after going inexplicable berserk. As the flash's impact continues to be felt, can Emma Frost, She-Hulk, Hellcat and the others uncover its connection to Nova?

Review: I picked this up at a shop in the Marvel section of Islands of Adventure at Universal in Orlando Florida. I'm not sure why. Probably because it was a complete story with female heroes and I want to get a comic from the comic shop in Island of Adventure. This was not the story to start with. It only makes sense if you know the characters, in particular the story of Nova/Frankie Raye. Since I didn't, I was rather lost. However, once I brushed up on the backstory a bit, this because a marvelous story. A small, self-contained event, expanding on these characters without being drawn out and dramatic. I enjoyed it and would recommend it for anyone who is familiar with this universe and characters.

Bookmarks: 6.5 of 10

Awards: None

Format: Graphic Novel Omnibus
Published: 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4761-9
Pages: 40

Date Finished: 10/9/2013

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