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The Legend of Luther Strode #6 Review

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Volume two's violent finale is here! Can Luther and Petra put an end to Jack's killing spree?

The Good

Okay, I definitely feel like I need some Purell after reading this. If you're a fan of Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore's overdose of insanely over the top violence (and you likely are if you're reading this), there's absolutely no way at all this issue is going to disappoint you. It's the finale of volume two, so you know you're in for a treat when Luther and Petra enter a mall that Jack the Ripper has taken over (and by treat I mean a mountain of bloody chaos). What ensues is pretty much one lengthy and horrific battle, but did you really expect anything else? Watching Jack and Luther go at it is quite epic and absolutely frenetic. There's some great layouts to help you follow and fully appreciate how ridiculous and damaging the clash between these two powerful characters is. Surfaces are shattered, bones are broken, limbs are cut... it has all of the horrific violence you've come to expect.

In a series that has showcased SO MUCH absurd violence, it's tough to imagine Jordan delivering something truly shocking, but the man pulled it off. I'm sure it'll remind some people of the Evil Dead reboot and then throws something extra gruesome in. Because, you know, sometimes a chainsaw to the face isn't enough. Sometimes you've just gotta have a super-strong dude then smash the torn apart head with his fist, too. Better safe than sorry, right?

Tradd Moore and Felipe Sobreiro do exactly what you've come to expect from them by now and then some. You want more of their crisp, super energetic, vibrant and animated violence? Well, you've got more than enough of it in this issue. The proportions are a bit ridiculous at times, but that's totally in line with the tone of the book and the end result is a graphic yet oddly beautiful issue.

The Bad

Luther tells Petra to stop shooting at things, but when that's stated, we haven't seen her fire a single bullet. And while I do love the art, there was a moment or two where I thought the action was a little too crowded and slightly confusing with all of the additional smoke and effects.

Also, I was hoping for a little more of a tease or twist for the next volume. You know, something to make us super anxious for what comes next. It's not a bad conclusion by any means, but everything plays out pretty much as expected. Like I said, an extended fight is giving us exactly what we wanted, but it would have been cool to hit us with something extra as well. This ending definitely has potential, but I would have loved a scene teasing Cain or whoever the next big bad is (aside from Jack's remark, of course).

The Verdict

Jordan doesn't throw any twists or turns our way, but he definitely brings his A game when it comes to the dialogue and bringing some massively entertaining moments. There's an abundance of shockingly violent set pieces and scenes in this one. I know you've come to expect overloads of graphic violence from this title, but this is definitely way up there. As always, Moore and Sobreiro keep pace with Jordan's crazy script and do total justice bringing this madness to life. It's a tad too hectic at times, but overall, it's yet another great chapter in Luther Strode's life.

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Edited by God_Spawn

I actually agree with this review in virtually aspects. I did find some of the panels just hard to follow at times like where did Jack find legs to throw at them and his tendons getting sliced all of a sudden and stuff with Strode still on his back. It just kind of felt jumpy, but overall incredibly solid. And I was also a little disappointed at the end. I thought there would be more to it.

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Posted by Fhiz

Bring on Legacy!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I need to start getting Luthor Strode in trade

Posted by Perfect 10

didnt start reading this series til this came out and just finished reading the whole series (including volume one). the strange talent was really good, especially the begining issues as we see luther in school with his mom and friend and the budding romance with petra. the last issue was so bad, not as a story but because what happened, luthor lost everyone and everything except petra, the death of his mom was especially heartbreaking. then this series. very disappointing, doesnt live up to the first volume. they two very different books, despite the violence the first volume had a lightness to it, this was too dark for me and too much of the gross blood and murder murder. i was also hoping for the answers to all my questions from volume one but i didnt. but i did get two: who is on the wall and why the people of this world didnt know of these people until luther. still want to know what is cain's main goal with creating these disciples so will give the 3rd volume a try but why did this have to end with cops just like the last volume?