Review – Kult #4

Review – Kult #4

Writer: Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Iwan Nazif
Colorist: Micheal Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Jake Murray
Published By: Dark Horse Comics

Kult#4 is here! Let us jump into the latest twists. Tomas is now attune to the truth’s of the world, and with his full potential awakened, he understands that he alone can change of the future. As Herzog and Claws Of The Hidden Hand look on anxiously, Tomas tells Astaroth that he understands how the reality machine works and can feel it inside him as they fight. Tomas also mentions that the Demiurge wasn’t the warden of reality prison but was the artist and that Astaroths actions knock the machine off course, for that, his actions will not go unpunished. Herzog and Claws Of The Hidden Hand comment on how the plan they had in course is now in ruins due to Herzog inference, when he awakens Tomas mind. Astaroth then tells Tomas that he’d been looking for the demiurge, and planned to over throw him and take his claim as god. Stating that many have attempt to save humanity and all have failed-died by his hands.  When the battle reaches it’s climax and Tomas cleary the victor, he teleports them to the original city of Metropolis which is now a hellish dwelling for the dammed, with his demise certain Astaroth tries to persuade the creatures to join him but to no avail. Now an arrogant Tomas announces to Astaroth that the demiurge is at the bottom of the abyss, and he’s more then welcome to join him there.

With Astaroth defeated and no one to stand against him, Cassie expresses the concerns Claws of the hidden hand have for the future and that they had devoted their lives to see the day humanity is free from enslavement. Tomas tells Cassie he see’s no reason to change the future, mankind needs order someone to suppress man’s darkest impulse’s. After hearing Tomas’s plans for the world, they attack him but are quickly apprehended, that’s when Cassie asks “Why are you doing this to us” and Tomas replys “Because I’m the Demiurge” That’s when you see the true nature of Tomas Zank.

Let me start by saying that I enjoyed the Kult series and thought it was solid read, the story was not overly complicated nor was it cramped with unnecessary characters. It’s a very simple story straight forward to the point you will not get lost if you miss an issue or two-But if you’re a reader who’s into crazy plots and twist then I suggest you leave this one alone.  The story as well as characters are lacking depth, the writing doesn’t  really grasp your attention. With that said the artist does do a good job capturing what the writing didn’t, Iwan Nazif  Illustration gives the reader a smooth transition for template to template it’s not clustered or overly detail. So, if you’re a casual comic reader then you would enjoy Kult but if you’re a hard reader then some of its faults my turn you away..


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