Review: Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #4
Veridyan and her squad of Sisters of Battle learn the story and fate of the Inquisitorial Acolyte, but this doesn’t necessarily equal mission accomplished. Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #4 ups the action and scale of the story as the mission heads towards completion and the assault on Siscia begins!
Torunn Grønbekk has put together quite an issue with Warhammer 40,000: Sisters of Battle #4. The first three have done a solid job building up to this point where most of the cards are laid out on the table and we get an idea of the threat and scale of what’s ahead of the squad. There’s some solid action film tropes thrown in the comic but each moment makes the squad more and more badass as they attempt to complete their mission.
Grønbekk has done a fantastic job of balancing the details of the Sisters of Battle with making the comic accessible to new readers. This issue keeps the highlights on the faith in the Emperor that drives the Sisters of Battle and how this isn’t an issue about any one character. Many of them get their moments and throughout they whispers their prayers as their bolter shells fly. It’s this focus on details that create the solid atmosphere of the comic and really captures the spirit of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. We also get a bit of classic horror as well once it’s revealed as to where the “big bad” is, leading to expectations to come as the assault on the planet really begins and things ramp up (or down with Repentia).
The art by Edgar Salazar is the best it’s been in the series. There’s some fantastic panels and pages where the detailed nature of the Sister’s armor stands out. The forces the face are also littered with small details that give each character so much personality. Every visual detail adds to the world and enhances the story. Salazar is joined by Arif Prianto on color who does a solid job of balancing the grimdark and Clayton Cowles lettering gives such personality to the characters and moments. The prayers of the Sisters are handled so well as an example.
Story: Torunn Grønbekk Art: Edgar Salazar
Color: Arif Prianto Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.3 Recommendation: Buy
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