The Massive #6 Review

The Massive. Dark Horse Comics. Garry Brown. Brian Wood.The Massive #6 Review Short Version: The lines of what is moral and what isn’t continue to get blurred for the crew of The Kapital as they try to survive in a world that has been torn apart by natural disasters. The crew come across a container ship, a veritable gold mine of potential, and the crew decides that it is worth the risk to try and infiltrate the ship while maintaining that they aren’t pirates. The Massive continues to be an interesting look at how people try to maintain their morals in difficult, or impossible situations. 

The Massive #6 Writer: Brian Wood

The Massive #6 Artist: Garry Brown

The Massive #6 Review

The Massive #6 is Mag’s story. Cal’s partner from back in the black ops days, we get a bunch of cutaways from Mag’s earlier life, which was anything from easy, ranging from being a child soldier and, later, a hired mercenary. Still, while he came around to Cal’s ideas when he joined the crew, that doesn’t mean he completely agrees that they should pass up the opportunity to infiltrate a seemingly abandoned container ship that could provide the crew of the Kapital with much-needed supplies. Mag and Cal’s relationship is never hostile, but Wood does a good job of drawing out some of the intrinsic philosophical disagreements they have despite their relationship of mutual respect. Things quickly go south on the container ship. Beyond the container ship line, there is also a lot of interesting backstory for Mag, as Wood continues to build the characters that inhabit the Kapital. It’s a slow build to be sure, but this is a book that I like more with each month. It looks like the non-aggression principles of the crew of the Kapital will continue to be stretched by the challenges posed by the new world going forward, and it’s going to be interesting watching them pushed towards their (inevitable?) breaking point.

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19. November 2012 by Michael
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