Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron #4
Story By: Geoge Mann
Art By: Tazio Bettin
Color By: Enrica Eren Anglolini
A gory tale of suspicion is being spun in the outer reaches of the galaxy. In Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron #4 a small faction of loyal space marines fight on behalf of the Emporer of Mankind. As the ranks of the Chaos legion makes mince meat of the Emporer’s men, trust is slipping. Will their allies come and save them from the endless horde of enemies?
I appreciate this story with every issue that I read. George Mann keeps knocking it out of the park. When reading this I can’t help but to think that George is having fun writing this. I’ve been following this saga for a while now, and anxiously anticipating the newest issue, Warhammer 40,000: Will of Iron #4
George gives great authentic dialogue to his characters. The time period and culture of the space marines is tough to nail down. You can’t rely on popular idioms, or make pop culture references. Mann captures the atmosphere, or better yet the soul of Warhammer. Not just feel and dialogue, but the way the story moves along. Moments within the plot transition smoothly. There isn’t any gaps, leaving me with frustrating questions.
Now on to the art. This is best issue out of the four issues I’ve seen. Tazio Bettin was good before, but it seems like he really found his stride with this issue. Perhaps he was saving best for last? Either way the action panels are some of the best I’ve seen. To be more specific its page ten in the book. Tazio also puts the knot in my stomach when being introduced to the various monsters, these poor marines have to face. There is a tangible sense of dread I get looking at these pages.
Enrica Eren Angiolini brings the whole book together, giving each page life. Although in this book life is cheap. Seeing the Warhammer universe in living color, enraptures the senses. My mind’s peripheral vision is narrowed, and focused on the book. I’m not a colorist or artist, so I feel like I lack the vocabulary to describe Enrica’s talent, but belive you me, its there.
When I read this book I had Warpigs by Black Sabbath playing in the background. Maybe that’s why I got so hyped reading this issue. But man oh man did I dig reading this comic. Buy two issues on Wednesday and give this to a friend looking to get into comic books. You can jump right into the series with no problems, they give you plenty of back story to fill you in, on whats been going on with the story. Also check out my other reviews here.