In Review: Seven Swords #5

The true nature of Cardinal Richelieu’s quite literally diabolical plan has been revealed, and now the Seven Swords must square off against an infernal nemesis the likes of which they’ve never encountered before.
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Synopsis: In this final issue of Seven Swords. The true nature of Cardinal Richelieu’s quite literally diabolical plan has been revealed, and now the Seven Swords must square off against an infernal nemesis the likes of which they’ve never encountered before.

 

The Story

In this final issue. Cardinal Richelieu throws the seven swords into a gladiatorial arena where they must face Satan himself. But it’s a fight that will require more than just swords to win. For if they lose they will have to serve Satan. But if they win. They’ll cast the Devil straight down to hell. But winning this battle could prove to be far more difficult than any of our heroes can imagine. Satan will use any means at his disposal to turn them to his side and is even willing to use their past against them. Indeed each of our heroes has a story and has regrets and Satan uses those stories as a means of trying to taunt them into anger. The Devil is in the details and Satan knows a few details about each one of our heroes and uses them to taunt and tempt them with.

 

The Artwork

Federico Dallocchio does a great job with the art in this final issue. I loved the details of the various flashback scenes that he drew for each of the characters and how they were framed into the main narrative of the story. I also thought the arena and Satan himself were well-drawn. Indeed the final flashback sequence, when we get to D’artagnan having to choose between revenge and bringing Richelieu to justice, was particularly effective. I really liked the way in which the Three Musketeers were drawn in their spirit forms.

 

Overall

A thrilling end to what has been a fantastic story. I’m actually really sad that it had to end because reading about these classic characters working together or at least trying to has been a thrill. I really hope that Evan Daugherty comes up with another adventure for this group of characters at some point in the future.

9.7
Seven Swords #5
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

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