By Mike Badilla
It's already been a month since the last issue of Seven to Eternity? Well that's just enough time for me to have forgotten everything about this book except for the fact that I enjoyed the last issue. Recap; Adam is the head of what was a royal family that was cast out of their royal setting by the Mud King, a guy with the power to put a "whisper" into anyone's head, which not only can manipulate the person but also allows the king to hear anything through the person's ears. Cool, right? Adam was told by his father to never make a deal with the king, but because Adam is dying and his family is constantly being harassed, he decides to make a deal. The deal Adam is offered? Being cured of what is killing him.
We begin with a wagon ride, the wagon containing Adam as a young boy, his dying brother Peter, his mother and his father. They are heading toward a camp of Mosak (priests) that has a healer in their group, one that could save Peter from dying. Adams father yells to the entry gate, pleading for help, but the group turns them away. Peter dies. They bury him, Adam angrily swearing to destroy the Mosak in the future. Adam also blames his father for the death, and his mother explains that the Mosak remember the dad for who he was before. His mother gives Adam a "nail", which is a bullet, filled with Peters blood. Which is gross. Supposedly when Adam needs Peter, he will talk to him again through this weird blood bullet.
Back in the current time, we are in the Mud Kings chamber. Last issue, a few random people burst through the wall of the chamber to get the king. They tell Adam that they can help clear his family name if he helps them fight, but he won't as killing the King will kill everyone with a whisper in their head. The plan is not to kill but instead take the king to the Poison Isles of the wizard, Torgga. She can disconnect the king from the whispers, then they can kill him. All the while the king orders his men to kill the intruders. A battle ensues, which turned out to be so long and in depth I could not even transcribe it in this review.
Another great issue. Let's start with art: fantastic. All these different races and creatures and settings are beautifully done. Bad guys, good guys, the pipers especially are all very unique and fun to see and experience as this book goes on. The story is great as well. Remender does seem to be chock full of stories. This story is so unique that I never feel like it's boring or relying too much on tropes to be fun. I'm really looking forward to the next issue.
Seven to Eternity #3
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Jerome Opena
Publisher: Image Comics