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Review: Raven, Daughter of Darkness #5 of 12


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By Philip Schweier
Jun 5, 2018 - 11:56

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Some answers, finally, as 2MorrowsTech has captured Raven and her mother. Combining science with sorcery, they hope to suss out a solution as to why Raven is the sole survivor among Trigon’s children. Discover that, and they discover a means to conquer a multiverse – though Raven playing dumb only enables exposition for those who are NOT playing dumb.

 

But not everyone is so keen on Trigon’s resurrection, and that includes “the sisters” who have been gifted with abilities. Baron Winters isn’t keen on it either, and is fed up with the cryptic wording of the “tomes” in his library. I find his reaction to it all rather amusing, as if his library of arcane texts has been co-opted by 7th level D&D wizard.

 

Layers to Ravens origin help solidify her role in the current DC Universe, while building on the foundation that Wolfman himself laid almost four decades ago. He has retained the best of the past while adding to it, and that’s a good thing.

 

As we approach the half-way mark in this series, a stronger narrative has begun to emerge. I hope Wolfman can sustain this momentum, and launch us toward a rollicking fun conclusion. I’m confident in his abilities as a comic book writer. It simply remains a question if the current DC editorial climate will have the sense to get out of the way and let him do what he does best.

 

Rating: 6/10

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