In Review: SPACE BANDITS #5 (OF 5)

Mark Millar wraps this opening story up in a nice neat bow, but still manages to pull out a surprise ending, which will see your jaw drop to the floor.

Synopsis: In the spectacular climax of the first volume of SPACE BANDITS, our heroes are called upon to save Viggo from the jaws of a monstrous, bloodthirsty princess.

Review: Mark Millar wraps this opening story up in a nice neat bow, but still manages to pull out a surprise ending, which will see your jaw drop to the floor.

The Story

Having found Viggo Thena and Cody set about helping with his plan for the biggest bank heist ever, but who exactly is playing who? Viggo plays his part in the scheme by drugging the monstrous, bloodthirsty princess and creating a diversion. But as ever things do not go exactly to plan. So it is just as well that one of the two Space Bandits is not besotted by Viggo.

We get a fantastic story twist involving the Nibiriun White Lizards, and that’s all I’m going to say about that. You’ll have to read the issue when it comes out on Wednesday. Trush me. It’s worth the wait.

As the story progresses we see a fair bit of action as well as double-dealings, which eventually leads to a conclusion, which has the benefit of a surprise ending, which will have fans whooping for joy.

The Artwork

Matteo Scalera does some fantastic work in this issue as he gets to draw a fair amount of action as well as character beats.

I loved the way he illustrated the bank as being rather high tech and clinical looking with tons of security guards. I also loved how he illustrated all of the action beats and they seamlessly melded together. I can wait to see how they’ll pull off some of these visuals in the Netflix film.

Overall

A fantastic way to close out the story. The final moments in which we see Thena and Cody kind of put me in a mind a little of the ending to ‘Trading Places’. This is another one that I will be looking to buy a physical copy of when it is released on trade. If it is out in time for Christmas. It is one I’d definitely add to the list.

 

10
SPACE BANDITS #5 (OF 5)
  • Covers
    10
  • Story
    10
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    10
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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