Artifacts #27 Review

Following the shocking events of “Progeny,” where does this series go from here? Read on to find out

The official description from Image:

Tom Judge and Tilly Grimes are not the only ones that know the hidden truths of the universe. The Catholic Church knows dark realities kept secret from the world and they have agents to protect us from those secrets, whether we want them to… or not. RON MARZ and new artist MARCO TURINI re-introduce one of Top Cow’s most popular characters into the “Rebirth” universe!

However fans may feel about the final moments of the previous story arc, the stage is set for a massive series of proxy battles that’ll decide the fate of the Top Cow universe.  And in that way the saga of Tom Judge continues as you might expect, as he continues to look for artifacts and their destined bearers.  Only thing different this go around is the presence of the one true Magdalena.

Ron Marz pens the script and the series scribe offers up a tale that illustrates the positive and negative aspects following Sara Pezzini’s intervention during the confrontation between our heroes and the Darkness.  Instead of dwelling on the mixed feelings it clearly left our lead characters with, we’re quickly thrust into another global hunt with a heroine the seasoned author knows all to well.  The end result is a riveting read that sees the return of a previously missing player and the reveal of something sinister.

At first glance the art penciled by Marco Turini yields a different look for this title. His visualizations of the people and backgrounds therein offers function and form that creates a chaotic sense that may not be as strong as the work done by Stjepan Sejic but it still yields something altogether fascinating.  There were a couple panels that could have been handled a bit better and I’m still adjusting to his rendition of the Rapture but in truth I have high hopes for this talent.

Artifacts #27 is a thrilling release that stumbles a bit visually but nonetheless earns a recommendation.


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