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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2013
If you've read the first volume, then you know how great Glory is. Keatinge and Campbell's run on Glory ends here in a great climatic finale. I enjoyed it immensely even though the first volume felt very different from this one. The first seemed to have a slow build up of preparing for Glory's war with Silverfall while this one deals with the aftermath of that battle (won't go into too much detail to avoid spoilers) and ends with a crescendo when Glory and co. deal with a new and even bigger threat. The other big difference between this volume and the last is an addition of a lot of talented extra artists onboard. Some for various shorts and covers, but it was fun to see great artists like Kris Anka, Ricken, Sloane Leong, Emi Lennox and others throw something into the Glory universe. Also Owen Gieni and Charles Solis seem to be handling most of the coloring duties which had a dramatic shift in the feel of the series as well. Not in a bad way, but just different. The last volumes colors were more muted and more of how Campbell colors himself but this one had a more painterly/textured feel to it. Which wasn't a bad thing, just took a bit to get used to.

But before I ramble on anymore, Glory vol 2 was a great end to the series, and if you read the first one you owe it to yourself and the awesome creators to check this one out too!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2013
this aint your average superhero comic, I found myself going "WTF" a couple times, but in a good way!
book was in great condition too, however the box it came in was a bit too big and looked like it had one helluva journey.
other than that I give it 9.5/10
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2013
I had hesitations about buying the second volume after reading the first volume, but was I way off base. Glory volume 2 has everything I've ever wanted in a comic: a kickass female protagonist, over the top violence that feels so fulfilling, and an emotional plot that ultimately revolves around Glory's own personal struggles with herself. 5/5.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2013
Glory Vol. 2 War Torn is better than first volume, beautifully written by Joe Keatinge with amazing art by Ross Campbell!
A perfect climax to finish the best Glory incarnation!
The beauty of this book is unbelievable...
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2013
This book is much better than Once and Future Destroyer, I think. Still, my review for both holds.

Like many comix/graphic novel lovers out there, I have seen Fletcher Hank's insane Stardust the Space Wizard, and his equally insane Fantomah (Fantomah has more cachet because she is the first female superhero). Fletcher Hanks, to those not in the know, was a comic artist in the late twenties/early thirties who could make deadlines. Apparently that was what counted, because no one bothered to check his work for sanity (There is little) or a low level of sadism (Right through your leather covered, chain hung roof people) or even a paucity of nipples (Quite a few). He is racist too, but it is difficult to make a fuss about that when he obviously loathes such a wide spectrum of society and when even his children hated Dad Hanks. To the group of bad pennies like myself who get pleasure out of Hanksian scribblings, I have some fun for you.
There is a limited quality (and a strange range of quality) in Fletcher Hank's output. Eventually, you finish all of them, and then there you are, hungering for the strange fruit that is Hanks. Knowing it is bad for you, knowing it has no redeeming quality, knowing it is like sugar cubes to a type 2 diabetic, you need it, it is a craving the library, comic book store, and search engines cannot cure. Yes, it is crap, but it is a special kind of crap and you want more. Well, here is your doorway to delight---Glory. Ah, you say, that lousy stupid mammary mama from the 90's. No, no, no. Not that. The new ones, issue 23 on. Dang. Yes, Fantomah had yellow blond hair and was a queen of the jungle, and Glory has white hair and is a shape shifting alien, but just the same . . . Perhaps it is the oddball writing that gives it the familiar Hanks dose of complete insanity, or the fact that the artists make no effort whatsoever to stay true to model so that their heroine changes from big woman in overalls to big woman with spikes to one eyed spiky horror to sobbing snotty one armed bald chick. Oh, she also loses her clothes a great deal (I suppose the shape shifting makes them fall off? Inconvenient). Her nudity is as peculiar as her fashions, and as a character she is not forgettable: I have a very precise idea of what she is despite her variability: her soft face and solid person are well defined. Even though in the comic her parents are Silverfell the alien demon and Demeter the alien amazon, the real DNA comes from the two Hanks creations, Fantomah and Stardust. Give Glory a look, and come crying to me if you disagree, but I suspect you won't.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 10, 2013
GLORY VOLUME 2: WAR TORN concludes the revival of Rob Liefeld's Amazonian heroine of the `90s. Back then, Glory was your typical Liefeld female - an anorexic swaybacked pin-up, strategically pumped full of silicone; however, Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell have turned her into a fearsome, physically imposing warrior more in line with her legacy. With this second volume, which collects issues 29 through 34, I was disappointed to learn that Keatinge and Campbell were wrapping up their run, as the first volume foreshadowed what I had assumed would be a much bigger storyline. In particular, the prophetic dreams of Glory's human friend Riley Barnes made it seem as if the storyline would run far into the future, and I was intrigued with how Keatinge would get there. Alas, what we saw in Volume 1 was narrative sleight-of-hand. The story appeared to be building into a war between Glory and her parents; however, Volume 2 picks up the pace and shifts gears, pitting Glory, her parents, her hell-raising younger sister Nanaja, and the rest of Liefeld's Image creations against a completely new threat that is only introduced near the middle of the book. While there were some indications of what was to come in Volume 1, it still reads as if the writers were asked to change the direction of the storyline at the last minute. The addressing of that threat was rushed, and the final chapter had me constantly wondering what in the world was going on; that is, until I read the last few pages and epilogue, which took me from confusion to annoyance.

Campbell's art remains consistent with what was in Volume 1, but I appreciated it more this time around - perhaps due to my increasing familiarity with his style. He does seem to become more comfortable drawing these characters as the series progresses. Other artists provide short segments for some issues. What I found particularly odd about the presentation of the material was that graphic violence and full frontal female nudity were okay, yet "adult" language was blacked out. Granted, Nanaja curses like a sailor, but the censoring almost seems like a joke, rather than something that was required of them.

The storyline had a very promising start, and it greatly expanded upon Glory's history and personality, but things really went downhill in the second volume.
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