Reviewed by Brady Steele. When your opponent has omnipotent power and you are obsessively power hungry, what do you do? The newest and most powerful member of the Valiant Universe, Divinity, pays this psychotic team a visit. The power players keep amassing as the struggle to rebuild the world rages on in Imperium #7. You can feel the madness seep into this issue as time and space begin to be used as weapons.
WRITTEN BY: Joshua Dysart
ART BY: Scot Eaton
PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment
RELEASE: 5 August 2015
Toyo Harada is so powerful a psiot that he knows when he is being played with when others are blissfully unaware. His team of monsters completely accepts that their new found happiness is real. Writer Joshua Dysart does a splendid job showing us what each of these severely mentally damaged freaks considers contentment. The fascinating part of this development is…not everyone is content with getting your wish fulfilled.
Scot Eaton is reminding me more and more of prolific artist Mark Bagley in all the right ways. His expressions, the ruptured submarine bleeding air and soldiers and his use of paneling to show us time being shuffled back and forth really make this chapter stimulating. It’s also fascinating to see how Harada mentally presents himself to the world and how he actually looks when his powers are down. One last nice touch was seeing how robot Mech Major sees inner peace. It took me a few reads to find him but it was so cool to see him when I did.
Imperium #7 is a showcase for many things. It shows readers how Divinity chooses to interact with those of power around him. It also shows readers that beneath the surface, some people will never be satisfied no matter how much power they get. Players don’t like getting played and it’s a treat to see it happen.
Score: 9/10 Skulls
Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.
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