Welcome back to our new series in which we review the comics that we read every week. This week Rek is going to be reviewing Raven: Daughter of Darkness #7. Which is written by Marv Wolfman and has art by Pop Mhan.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Marv Wolfman fan. Nightwing, Deathstroke, Raven, etc. So when I started reading this run, I was excited to see what he wanted to do to revitalize the character. Wolfman, given the chance to write Raven again, put her on the west coast and enrolled her in high school. I was happy to see some parallels between this Raven and the one I know from The New Teen Titans. One of them being Raven using her emphatic powers to make a group of students like her. Raven used the same technique on the Teen Titans to form the team.
She tries to live a normal life as a teenage girl, but the magical realm will not let her go. Monsters and demons make their way into her life and she is forced to try and protect everyone she cares. This, putting the weight of reality on her shoulders, is so… Raven!
In this issue of Raven, Baron Winters is still trying to recruit Raven, and others proficient in magic, to defend the world from a great threat. As their priorities slowly align, Raven may or may not agree to join the Night Force. Honestly, this issue is worth it just to see the characters that Winters is scrounging up to form his team.
One of this things that drew me to reading Wolfman’s Raven series was the artwork by Pop Mhan. Wolfman’s previous series had an interesting art style by Allison Borges, but I think it needed a push and Mhan brings their A game!
This issue was great and I am genuinely excited to see how Wolfman will finish his mini-series. I just hope it doesn’t end there…
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 16 / 20