The Spirit Of Whisperwood In Murder Falcon #6

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Hjelmdar of Whisperwood and his partner, Aslaug, has joined up with Brooticus. He’s been part of this war against Magnum Khaos and the Veldar already, and he lost the rest of his band, Whisperwood, to it. Hjelmdar, Anne, and Brooticus make a trip the Sea of Japan to find the Horn of the Dead. They find a massive structure in the sea, but they are soon chased by Magnum Khaos and the Veldar. Hjelmdar, Anne, and Brooticus must work together if they are going to survive and save the world.

Murder Falcon #6 cover by Daniel Warren Johnson
Murder Falcon #6 cover by Daniel Warren Johnson

Murder Falcon #6 brings together Hjelmdar and Brooticus in the war against Magnum Khaos and the Veldar. It’s another major showdown at the site of the Horn of the Dead.

We see the power of Magnum Khaos, as this group is swiftly defeated by the full might of the Veldar. Hjelmdar is initially very critical of Anne, but the two have a heart-to-heart which leads to Hjelmdar making a last-ditch gambit.

It’s another heart-tugging issue too. That heart-to-heart between Anne and Hjelmdar shows the struggles which both individuals have been faced. These people have been through a lot, and the main conflict of Murder Falcon is eloquently centered around their ability to heal from their pain.

Murder Falcon #6 art by Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer, and letterer Rus Wooton
Murder Falcon #6 art by Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer, and letterer Rus Wooton

Daniel Warren Johnson’s artwork continues to be memorable and immensely creative. The monsters which Magnum Khaos commands are strange and look great. Hjelmdar’s partner, Aslaug, looks awesome too, the massive wooden beast that he is. The color work of Mike Spicer is vibrant, unique, and adds a fine layer of atmosphere to the world of Murder Falcon.

Murder Falcon #6 continues the series’ trend of balancing emotional impact, visual creativity, and the very spirit of metal itself. This book impresses me without end, and I look forward to where this story is headed. This one gets another recommendation. Check it out.

Murder Falcon #6 comes to us from writer, artist, and cover artist Daniel Warren Johnson, color artist Mike Spicer, and letterer Rus Wooton.

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