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Friday, April 12, 2013

Comic Review: Repossessed #4 by JM Ringuet

Repossessed #4 by JM Ringuet 
Writer: JM Ringuet
Artist: JM Ringuet
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: April 3, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99

The miniseries ends with a bang and a boom when the repo from Dee Agency learn way more than they bargained for and are left to decide on a trip to the West Coast to face the biggest threat they have ever encountered!

Issue #3 offered a surprising cliffhanger. Martha, Joe, and Clay finally caught up with Sarah Gold and the demon possessing her, Orabas, only to discover Sarah's millionaire father was possessed by an even more powerful demon named Belzebuth. As much of a swerve as that was, it was nothing compared to the demon Martha had been hiding inside her this whole time.

So, with Joe and Clay flat on their backs, Martha has summoned Gregory to battle Belzebuth. Epic giant demon battle, right? Well, it would have been if Gregory didn't get their head blown off by Belzebuth within a few pages. So ... yeah. Bit of a letdown, there.

Well anyway, Belzebuth laid out this whole ruse on the demon hunters so he could get a name. Arthur Daltrey. Why? It's not really established, but apparently Martha, Joe, and Clay need to find this guy first. Turns out, Arthur Daltrey is basically a pseudo-Mark Zuckerberg, a twenty-something social media tycoon, with a demon of his own inside him. And from there, the issue goes bananas.

For all the action and plot twists, and the epic final fight, there was something about this final issue that left me a tad underwhelmed. I think it comes down to how wildly the storyline diverged in this final act, with absolutely no foreshadowing that I can remember to cause a fella like me to look back and say "Of course it had to end like that."

Rather than feeling like a satisfying conclusion to this four-part series, it really winds up being a prelude to an even bigger storyline. That's fine if this is all working out to be an ongoing series, but otherwise it is just a bait and switch. The end is enough to tie up loose ends for the main storyline, but the wild swing into left field at the end that took up the last half of the book came off as a big To Be Continued ...

3 1/2 Sheep

Guest Reviewer: Gef Fox 
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  1. Don't know if this one is my cup of koolaid, but I do love the cover :) Thanks for sharing.