By: Robert Venditti (story), Chad Hardin (pencils), Wayne Faucher (inks), David Curiel (colors)
The Story: Another day, another sacred quest for the relic to end all relics.
The Review: If you’re a fan of this series—and let’s face it, if you’re even reading this review, you must be a real fan of the series—you’ve already heard the news about its cancellation in three months. Considering that in March, it ranked at #160 on Comichron, the fall of the axe isn’t too surprising, but it does signal the end of all sword-and-sorcery titles out of DC, making it an even less diverse market than it started out as after the relaunch.
When these things happen, I always wonder how much the creators knew before we did. Venditti probably didn’t agree to sign onto a doomed title, so when exactly did the higher-ups spring the news on him? If I had to take a wild guess, it was probably just before he finished writing the first arc. As eventful as the battle against Cain was, it did feel a little straightforward and truncated, a sign that maybe Venditti was forced to accelerate his plot faster than he planned.
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