10th Muse: God War is a fun collection of 10th Muse stories in the God War saga. This will not change your life, win any Eisners, or change the way comics are made, but it will do one thing – entertain you.
Writers Darren Davis and Chad Redmann have crafted a story that’s just plain fun from beginning to end. It doesn’t pretend to be anything that it’s not, and that’s the best thing about it. The 10th Muse, herself a Wonder Woman-esque character, goes toe to toe with Zeus (among others) to try and claim the throne of Mount Olympus. No spoilers, but what follows is just good, clean, comic book action! From Isis to Zeus, all the gods are there and they are throwing down hardcore! From start to finish, this comic is super entertaining. It doesn’t pretend to be anything that it’s not, it’s not preachy, it’s not over the top serious, it’s just a solid, fun story. Things don’t get much more simpler than that. You can tell that Davis and Redmann had a fun time writing this story, as not only does it span quite a few issues, but they throw everything but the kitchen sink into the mix and, and I must admit, it all blends quite nicely into one cohesive story.
The three artists involved here, ESDRAS, Steve Fox, and Weshoyot Alvitre, are all good in their own right, but each one adds a little extra “zing” to the story. All three are VERY kinetic artists, and all of them do a fantastic job of giving a unified look to the 10th Muse universe. Everything gels and flows perfectly from one chapter to another, Bluewater could not have gotten three artists that complement each other more perfectly.
If you’re looking for something to read to get your mind off things and strictly do nothing but entertain you, this is the book that you’re looking for. I think you’ll really enjoy this book, I know I sure did.
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