Synopsis: Vanessa and Monty were sent to investigate the disappearance of a researcher that was working for their boss on a mysterious project. Upon their arrival to the researchers’ private quarters, they were suddenly assaulted by a group called the Crusaders, servants of the Angels looking for the lost Saint.
Review: Things get interesting in the most exciting issue to date.
V and Monty become targets of a group called the Crusaders, who are out to kill them out of revenge for the death of their saint. If that doesn’t make life difficult enough. The Iron Eagle Mercenaries are also out to get them.
This is not going to end well.
Ben Herrera gets to have a lot of fun this issue with plenty of battles and fun moments. But it is the quieter moments for me that stands out the most in this issue. Things like the meeting of the Crusaders in the opening few pages, which sees the Crusaders get a visit from an Angel who tasks them with the job of hunting down Vanessa and Monty.
The drawing of the final battle of the issue is particularly gruesome.
Mario Mentasti continues to impress with his writing for the various dialogue exchanges between Vanessa and Monty. There’s a moment in the issue where Monty gets Vanessa to recap their mission briefing, which sets up a fairly funny moment later on in the issue.
I also enjoyed the fact that Vanessa and Monty are now the hunted and not the hunters that they started out as being about 4 issues back.
The opening with the Crusaders being briefed by a rather sketchy looking Angel was a lot of fun. Especially as the Crusaders begin to get more and more determined to kill Vanessa and Monty.
Overall. A great issue with a cliffhanger that will keep readers on the edge of their seats for an entire month.