Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

By Sneha Jaiswal (Twitter | Instagram)

Issue 6 of the comic series ‘The Least We Can Do’ by Iolanda Zanfardino and Eliza Romboli is definitely my favorite so far! The first few pages were absolute chaos, but in a good way – there’s a lot of fighting as the Eclipse Rebels go all out against the bad guys. At first glance it felt like the creators try to squeeze in too much and that maybe it will be a messy read but it turned out to be riveting. Action fans won’t be able to stop turning pages until the end.

(Read: ‘The Least We Can Do’ – Issue #1 Review for plot overview)

Readers finally get a full-fledged look at Cherub, the villain who can control medium stones even when they are wielded by other users. The character design is gloriously Grecian, and she briefly reminded me of Hela (the antagonist in Thor Ragnaraok), except that Cherub’s headgear covers half her face, adding a extra layer of intimidating aura to her persona. Team spirit is a key theme in the series and the camaraderie coupled with their cheery demeanor makes the Eclipse Rebels worth rooting for. And even though there’s a lot of violence, blood and explosions, those who had been hoping for some romantic scenes will be thrilled.

Eliza Romboli has done some stunning illustrations for this issue, especially with panels that involves the awakening of Uriel’s latent powers. There are plenty of “woah” moments and I wondered if the series is ending with this issue because the last few pages were befitting of a climactic chapter – a perfect blend of action, humor and romance. But there was a ‘to be continued’ in the end, so there’s going to be a season two. Follow this series if you are looking for a fiery dystopian action-fantasy comic.

It’s a 4.5 on 5 from me!

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