Review: Next Testament #5

We slowdown in this issue, so please don’t expect blood gushing out everywhere. God and Julian want to desperately leave Hollywood. God has destroyed everything in the town. The place is in ruins, and I am not complaining. 1 God, 0 Hollywood. Julian seems less nervous about being around God. At first, we see Julian almost backing down from being God’s partner. But Julian is crazy and stays, and now he even seems to build more confidence being around this crazy crayon box. It is weird. If that were me, I would be nervous to answer the guy. Julian instead just points God to a new town, San Francisco, hoping he will like this one better than Hollywood. I can’t tell what he is going to like, hence why I am still afraid. Tristan and Elspeth are still on their journey. The couple is trying to keep some of their sanity by still being their cute selves; making jokes, complaining about each other. It shows how real the couple is. Clearly, their relationship will get tested, so we need to see how good it is beforehand. The couple meets some new characters who seem to have a big role coming up. One of them is Pastor Sam, and he is total God creep. For some reason, this fool and his fool followers think that this God is amazing. They make ridiculous claims about why God has killed so many. Well Tristan stands up for something else, and this is going to cause a huge rift. The comic just leads up to all these big events about to happen.

NextTestament_05_preview_Page_1I think this issue was made just so we could once again appreciate Haemi Jang’s art. It is incredible in this issue. Even without all the blood and guts, I still enjoyed every turn. At the very beginning, we see God telling Julian how he can travel so fast. It is through the colors, which is just a cool concept in itself, but Jang really brings it to life. I have said before that this comic isn’t for everyone, and I think it is the art that either brings you in or draws you back. For me, I love every page. The world seems so dull, but God brings in these new lights. I love the way it is done, and the symbolism behind it.

I really just can’t get enough of this comic. I fly through the issue every time. And every time I am hoping for more pages of brilliance. This week, it was a tad slow, but I think it was necessary in order to make sure the reader is real focused for the next one. God has some mighty plans up his sleeves, and Tristan is about to get himself in some very deep doo-doo with Pastor Sam.

Score: 4/5

Writers: Clive Barker and Mark Miller Artist: Haemi Jang Publisher: Boom Studios Price: $3.99 Release Date: 10/30/13