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January 21, 2010

Dark Horse Reviews: Rapture #6

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Written by: Drew
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Rapture Issue #6
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer:Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma
Artist:Michael Avon Oeming
Cover:Taki Soma

Dark Horse’s mini-series Rapture comes to its exciting conclusion with issue #6, which hit stands yesterday.

The whole package has been a fun ride from the team of Oeming and Soma. The art by Oeming has an interesting style, which is dark but has a pop-art vibe to it at the same time. The writing by Soma and Oeming is a good read, and with issue #6 they have penned a great conclusion. One of the real joys is just how much of the story they tell through just the panels with minimal words on the page, and still capture a mature tone. I personally find this refreshing in our medium, when it feels like so many titles have been pushing for a more literary-based storytelling style over the past few years.

The story that has unfolded across the 6-issues tells the tale of a world after Superheroes and Villains, who have warred for years, pack up and leave the planet in ruins. Mankind has now begun the task of picking up the pieces on this Post-Apocalyptic Earth. Lovers Evelyn and Gil, who decided to take some space, begin their star-crossed search to reunite. This is fine until Evelyn is gifted with an angelic spear from a character named “The Word,” turning her into a powerful new champion amongst the common people. I don’t want to give away too much more if you haven’t read the series yet, but I recommend picking up the entire run of this mini for an entertaining read.

Drew McCabe



  1. Sorry to say it, but I started out loving this series and then it lost me REAL quick.

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  3. InfiniteSpeech

    So are you saying it reads better as a collection Drew?

  4. Drew

    yeah you have to read all 6 for the full effect. the first 2 issues are good, the 3rd and 4th not bad but I feel like it lost focus and drive (maybe this where Andy fell off) but with issue 6 I feel ties it all up nicely and gives it a definitive ending.

  5. billy

    Sounds interesting Drew. I like that cover!

  6. The Movie Lady

    I think it’s refreshing too. Books are only words, movies are moving images with words, and comics are in between. I don’t want JUST art with no words but I don’t want TOO much reading either. I love books, but I don’t love picking up a comic and taking all day to read one page.

  7. I have every reason to like this book; I am a rabid Dark Horse fan, I am the “Diggler” that won the original page of art and has a short flash piece printed in issue six, but this last book just crashed and burned. I started out with such enthusiasm, but down the stretch I knew it was coming sown to book six and it was just a train wreck.

    Deux Ex Machina ending? The gods return, everything turns out for the better, the lovers are scarred but sitting together over coffee? Wow…

    I will hope for better from this good couple in the future…

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