Killer Swords! (Outer Darkness #9 Comic Review)

Outer Darkness #9 Review 

Castrophony of Hate

Pt 9: Slasher

 

Created/Written by: John Layman

Created/Penciled by: Afu Chan

Lettered by: Pat Brosseau

Cover Artist: Afu Chan

Logo Design: Andres Juarez

 

Previously on Outer Darkness…

Last time on your favorite horror spaceship, The Charon, our nun friend finally was introduced to members of the crew. She was rescued from her horrific situation only to join the crew in the midst of a similarly bloody one. A focus of this issue was on Ensign Hydzek and her backstory and we get some really interesting reveals. Plus, Satalis’ plot is revealed. 

 

My Take

This issue was really interesting. The freaky encounter of the month does not get old with this book because each is immensely unique. I don’t know of any other comic of similar stature. I enjoy the book not just because of it being fresh and new but because it is funny and smart and brash. Every issue has me on the edge of my seat. It pulls no punches, it oozes with blood and teems with profanity. Did I mention the power struggle? I am really interested to see the power struggle between Satalis and Captain Rigg play out. I think because the Captain is so no nonsense and impulsive, he is perceived as an idiot. In actuality, Layman is portraying a hardened but self-assured,

Yikes!

intelligent leader. If only they would give him a chance, but now he’s on to at least Satalis’ plots. This issue somehow felt short because at the end, I was clamoring for more. From the S&M type moments with Satalis and Sato Shin to the callbacks to the issue with Elox and his name is priceless. As well, the art does not disappoint, the diabolical glee on Satalis’ face as he drives his knife into several folks and the measured intensity of Rigg at the end are a joy. I also was shocked on the second page when the first “killer sword” was put into play. Well done.

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Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.
Summary
Protect your neck and watch out for swords that make you want to kill everyone. The crewmembers of the Charon come up against just that. How do you combat against that? The pernicious personnel of the Charon will figure it out, eventually. Plus, Captain Rigg should really watch his back, as Satalis is plotting something big. And Satalis might have another ally in his quest to unseat Rigg once and for all. Check out another bloody and brutal space adventure in Outer Darkness. Pick it up at your local shop or online now!
Good
  • Creative and exciting story
  • Art never fails me
  • Call backs and subtle humor are great
Bad
  • Felt quick, I want more!
9.8
Amazing
Art - 10
Writing - 9
Plot - 10
Character Development - 10
Fluidity from previous issue - 10
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I do a few reviews (Black Panther) and I do news. I am a fan of both Marvel and DC heroes, Black Panther, Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Watchmen, to name a few. I also am streamer of a high degree, Netflix, Hulu plus, HBO, & Prime Video occupy a lot of my time when I'm not trying to save world in Education.

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