We Review Rick Remender’s​ and Jerome Opena’s Seven To Eternity #1

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A bit of a disclaimer before I get into the review. I am a huge fan of Rick Remender. I think he is making some of the best comics with his collaborators in the industry today so there may be a slight bias in my review.

Rick Remender has reunited with long-time collaborator Artist Jerome Opena. Rick and Jerome have worked together on Avengers: Rage of Ultron, Stange Girl, Fear Agent and Uncanny X-Force. Rick feels this current project will be better than all their previous projects.

Story Synopsis via Imagecomics.com:

“The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires. “

Here is the first page from issue one that was released by imagecomics.com

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Rick Remender and Jerome Opena have created a massive universe full of potential. Rick sets up the story of Adam Osidis and his family quite well, with tragedy and mentions of a troubled dark history. It will be interesting to see Adams choices and decisions as the story will no doubt will become more complicated and layered as Adam will inevitably struggle with honouring his family and what he actually believes is the right thing to do.

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Rick has said publicly that this is Jerome’s best work to date. He was not exaggerating in the slightest bit. Every panel is a work of mastery; even the toughest critic will have a hard time finding fault in his art. Jerome shows a variety of both minimalist and composite panels.  Matt Hollingsworth‘s colours are no surprise excellent as usual and compliment Jerome’s art perfectly. Russ Wooton‘s Lettering style fits the book nicely, and the word balloon flow is great, no confusing dialogue order.

Once again as with all image books page quality is not an issue, the book feels great. It will not rip by just turning the page as a fair amount of big two books will.

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Seven To Eternity is a series worth investing in. With talent as rich as this team has it’s very unlikely to disappoint. I expect it will take us to new strange and exciting places, and that’s what comics need right now.

Image Comics announced today that Seven to Eternity has already gone into a 2nd printing and this is only day one of its release.

10/10


Rick Remender  Twitter: @Remender

Jerome Opena Twitter: @JeromeAOpena

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