Advance Review: Exploring The Downside Of A God’s Life In `Seven Sons’ #2

Being the messiah apparently isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, there’s the adoring public who are willing to do anything for you. But there’s also the isolation and constant supervision. Just stepping out of the cathedral to get some fresh air practically takes an act of…well…God.

That’s the fate facing the three remaining candidates in the running to be named the second coming of Christ. Dubbed the Jesi, they were all born on the same day to virgin mothers on different continents. After living most of his life under the watchful eye of evangelist and Messiah-maker Nicholas, Jesi Ep introduces his brother Deph to some of the pleasures of the outside world. As you might predict, all hell shortly breaks loose.

Robert Windom’s and Kevin Mao’s story explores several aspects of our culture, including religious hypocrisy, our fascination with reality television as well as our dependence on alcohol and drugs as a salve for a grueling work week. It’s a fascinating tale that steadily reveals new secrets while setting up new mysteries at its own deliberate pace. That those answers can’t come soon enough, is a testament to the unique story that this pair are weaving.

Artist Jae Lee continues to shine with his unique style, which seems particularly suited for the story of the Jesi. While this issue doesn’t allow Lee to shine like the premiere did, his panels from a nightclub scene are full of energy and tension.

Of continued concern, though, is the writers’ choice of Allah’s Watchmen, a Muslim terrorist group trying to kill the Jesi. While Windom and Mao may have a twist in mind for these antagonists, setting up swarthy foreigners as the villains seems unnecessary and inflammatory. One way or another, with only five issues left in the limited series, all will soon be revealed.

Seven Sons #2 will be available for purchase tomorrow.

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