S.H.O.O.T. First #4 Review

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How good will the final fight between the Angels and Atheists be? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

The angels have found what they need to invoke the end of the world—and the Secular Humanist Occult Obliteration Taskforce is the only thing standing in their way. S.H.O.O.T. is changed forever in the action-packed conclusion to the miniseries everyone is talking about!

S.H.O.O.T. First #4So far S.H.O.O.T. First has produced some immensely brilliant action, whilst also having some brilliant story development. It has however been the characters and the concept of faith that has interested me the most, and how writer Justin Aclin has managed to merge this with a fantasy style setting.

Aclin however has saved the best to last with this issue, as if the cliffhanger from issue 3 didn’t impress you, then the fallout in this issue certainly will. Aclin doesn’t just create an exciting conclusion to this mini-series, but he also continues to add a lot of depth and emotion. The question of faith and trust also continues to factor highly in the characters decisions, and alongside the terrific dialogue and character interaction added a lot of intensity to the final chapter. The overall depth to the characters themselves also once again impressed and over the whole mini-series Aclin has done a wonderful job.

Artist Nicolás Daniel Selma also continues to impress me, and even more so with this issue. I wasn’t initially a fan of Selma’s style, but over the series it has definitely grown on me. The layouts were also once again outstanding, helping both add depth to the story and keep it flowing smoothly. It was however the phenomenal action sequences that impressed me the most, as despite being very explosive and exciting it was also extremely eye catching. The characters expressions and emotions were also once again shown perfectly, with Selma showing the tone of Aclin’s script brilliantly.

Overall Aclin and Selma have created a terrific conclusion for this series and I for one have been amazed with the entire story. I also can’t wait to see what Aclin has in store when S.H.O.O.T. First returns in the pages of Dark Horse Presents #35 but until then I’d highly recommend giving this mini-series and more importantly this issue a read.



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