Scores Are Settled And Surprises Revealed In A Dramatic Finale – ‘Nemesis: Reloaded’ #5 Review

In Nemesis: Reloaded #5, we get two differing timelines, with two differing plot lines. And, while I recognise the first as being the central story of revenge as meted out by Nemesis, the second plot doesn’t reveal whether this is happening in the past or future. Of course, by the and of the book and this series all is revealed. And, that’s not the only revelation either. But, I’ll let you find that one out for yourself as its both a shock conclusion and the set-up for Mark Millar’s big summer crossover, Big Game. So, no spoilers here.

Two plots or not, Nemesis macabrely pirouettes through them both dispensing violence to one and all in his carefully meticulous plan for taking down all those responsible for the incarceration and eventual death of his parents. And, in this parallel plot too, there is a surprise too. So, a comic book full of thrills and spills; the spilling of dramatic revelations as the curtain is drawn back from Nemesis’ multi-layered plans. It’s one surprise after another as we speed full throttle to the end of this series and a Nemesis who is much more relatable than his original counterpart from the original series. He’s still a dick, but a dick with good reason for his revenge plot.

Artist Jorge Jiménez continues to have fun with Nemesis, and continues to deliver one dynamic scene after another, with Giovanna Niro’s colouring one more filling up the vibrant reds whenever blood is spilt, to better contrast with the cooler colours often used in this issue. 

As a Millar fan you will most definitely want to pick up this series in trade if you did miss it as it encapsulates a lot of what fans of Millar’s writing love. A good dose of shocking, dark humoured violence, a good amount of surprises unveiled and a canny knack of working with some of the best artists in the business. There’s even a nod to one of Millar’s most beloved films Superman II, if you know what to look out for.

Honestly, I’d love to go into more depth, but it would be difficult to do so without revealing any spoilers, which is frustrating when the issue is so satisfying to read. Particularly for long-time fans who will feel a sense of reward for being there from the very beginning with the very first Millarworld comic, Wanted, some 15 years ago now. Wow, talk about playing the long game. 

 Nemesis: Reloaded #5 is out now from Image Comics

In Nemesis: Reloaded #5, we get two differing timelines, with two differing plot lines. And, while I recognise the firstCOMICONRead More

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