• Baraka

The Curse of Brimstone #9 - Review: How the hell did this series get canceled?

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

Justin Jordan (Writer) • Eduardo Pansica (Pencils)

Rain Beredo (Colorist) • DC Comics (Publisher)

Philip Tan, Rain Beredo (Cover Artists)

I don't know what Justin Jordan is doing nowadays or if he's even writing comics anymore. With the exception of a few legends, he has become one of my favorite comic writers working today. I'm not being hyperbolic.

In this issue of Brimstone, we see our protagonist go up against a legit DC powerhouse in Dr. Fate. Much like in DC's Damage comic Brimstone does a lot better than expected and in doing so got an audible reaction out of me.

This is another comic that works perfectly as a single issue. The art from Eduardo is gorgeous and this may be the best rendition of Brimstone we've seen to date. Dr. Fate also looks great throughout the battle. I'm not all that familiar with the character aside from that knowledge that he's DC's version of Dr. Strange. The colors from Rain Beredo also deserve special props. The flames in this issue look glorious.

Besides the fight, there isn't much else to the issue. It also seems that I may be missing part of this story. There was a Brimstone annual released around this time and will probably be my next review in this series.

The issue starts great and ends with a pretty intense cliffhanger. On top of all of the excellence in this comic, it also carried a $2.99 cover price.

I also reviewed this comic on my Youtube channel. If interested in my extended ramblings you can check it out below.

Rating 10/10