Dark Trinity: Spirits of Vengeance #5

As much as we had an idea that everything was going to turn out alright in the end, the writer, Victor Gischler, made sure it wasn’t simple.

Regarding Ghost Rider having to save the day.

We knew it wasn’t going to be Hellstorm or Satana given their father is in charge of all Hell. But What I didn’t expect was Ghost Rider had to be THE one. Figured Blade could step inside the Covenant, too. Turns out he could, but he could not withstand the blast of the Judas Silver, if it came to that.

The whole line of thinking makes sense when Hellstorm spells it out, it just never hit me that way. Plus, I thought they were going to catch Necrodamus before he breached the meeting. Clearly Gischler deserves more credit than that.

Then there was Michael’s whole point about the involvement of Heaven with the affairs of Hell and Earth made me want to throw up. Don’t get me wrong, it makes sense, but angels always have a way of sounding so condescending. Even in written form I can hear him sounding like he’s so much better than everyone else. He kind of is, but that’s not the point.

Regarding the art, it feels like I’m watch a dark cartoon. That’s not necessarily a bad thing either. Unlike some other books, it doesn’t feel like this is in any way really life, which I like. Art in some other books has that feel to it, but I think the characters and the plot should dictate where the artwork should go and who gets assigned to the title.

I wouldn’t like this art necessarily for Deathstroke or the TMNT or even the X-Men. But these guys are a different group, with some characters less popular than others, so they need to have art that differentiates them from others. David Baldeon’s work just sits perfectly with me and captures the sleek, dark nature of these atypical heroes.

All in all a good mini series. Hopefully it picks up again, although I haven’t seen anywhere that they plan to continue. Definitely one I enjoyed and could see myself reading through quickly again.

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