Title: Extremity #9
Words: Daniel Warren Johnson
Art: Daniel Warren Johnson
Colors: Mike Spicer
Letters: Rus Wooton
Publication Date: December 6, 2017
Publisher’s Summary: “As Thea and Rollo risk life and limb to revive a fallen friend, Annora proves that the beasts below aren’t the only monsters prowling the Ancient Dark.”
Rollo and the others race back to the Essene with the powerpack to find the Paznina carrying Shiloh away. A glorious battle ensues complete with giant flying monsters and the capture and trial of the Paznina expedition for their killing of citizens of the Essene and in particular the death of the Mother. Meshiba is chosen to replace her and carry the hate on her back for all of those who grieve.
Johnson tells a story of war-weary survivors with an eye to the action-adventure without ever forgetting about the story of compassion and redemption beneath.
The blood splattered landscape and aerial monster battles are as vivid and exciting as the quiet moments are graceful and serene.
Extremity continues to be the best of both worlds. All blood and gore and wild battles and extreme images, but there is always the human element to be considered. The characters and world building are intelligent and thought-provoking while the action is thrilling and as over the top as anything.