Review: Next Testament #11

Well obviously this has been my comic this year. Reviewing it from the beginning, it doesn’t get old talking about this comic and the brilliance behind it. God is about to destroy the world and all the people in it. It would bring him such joy and relief and with seemingly nothing in his way this comic looked like it was coming to a bloody end. Tristan is the only hope to find answers to take down God, but what can one man do? He can pray. The last thing Tristan wanted to do was believe but by believing he may have just saved humanity. Tristan and Elspeth have come a long way to a library. They both kept thinking that finding some book would bring about an end to all of this. But it was the innocence of one little girl that keeps the faith alive. After finding out that the Trinity in fact could be real, the girl suggests that Tristan pray to these other two gods in order to help. It sounds so silly to Tristan and Elspeth, but with all the craziness surrounding them, I think they finally realized that believing in something would give them the hope they have been longing for.

NextTestament_11_COVER copy 2In this issue, the two other parts of the Trinity, Christ the Reconciler and the Holy Spirit, comes to stop God. He is obviously pissed and can’t understand why these two suppress him. We find out that being all those colors is some kind of punishment for God. For humans not appreciating him, he will not go down without a fight though. The Trinity fighting is something I never thought I would see in a comic, but that is the awesomeness of Clive Barker and Mark Miller. And just like every other issue, Haemi Jang holds nothing back with the battle scene. It is tragically beautiful to watch this war of the God unfold. The colors are richer than ever. Each flow of the characters and panels leads me to even more excitement for the end of this comic.

I really don’t know what will happen in the end. The last issue will be explosive. God has some work ahead of him if he wants to end everyone, and the other two like any hero have their weaknesses that God prys on. I think what I love about this issue the most is the other two gods’ demire. They haven’t spoken a word which speaks a lot. God is talking the whole time. It shows a difference in their characters. God has to speak because he is weak. He has ideas that no one is listening too. The other two will only speak with their actions. As for Tristan and Elspeth, I am nervous to see what happens to them. They have been the rock through all of this series. Readers cannot help but get totally stoked for the conclusion of this comic. With so many big things happening, I know it will end just as awesomely as it began.

Score: 5/5

Writers: Clive Barker, Mark Miller Artist: Haemi Jang Publisher: Boom Studios Price: $3.99 Release Date: 7/16/14 Format: Mini-Series, Print/Digital