The Thin Line Between This World And The Next: ‘Strikeforce #6’ Reviewed

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead

We learn how Moonstone set up her operation at the hospital as well as how she roped Ghost into her scheme. She has something Ghost wants and she won’t relinquish it until he completes her experiments. In the present, the bodies have begun waking up and attacking the Strikeforce team. Spectrum still wants the team to hold back though, as she believes that she can return the souls to their bodies. Blade isn’t happy about that, but he complies. Moonstone isn’t happy about Strikeforce interrupting her operation, but Ghost is willing to turn on Moonstone if Strikeforce helps him get what he wants from her. Meanwhile, Wiccan and Hellstrom continue their attempts at extracting information on the Vridai from Count Ophidian.

Strikeforce #6 cover by Juan José Ryp and Matthew Wilson
Strikeforce #6 cover by Juan José Ryp and Matthew Wilson

Strikeforce #6 concludes this brief Thunderbolt reunion with a tense brawl in the hallways of a hospital. Moonstone thinks she has created a guaranteed afterlife for the dead, but it’s only left their souls in a painful purgatory.

It’s a strange tale to be sure. It’s unclear what exactly Moonstone hopes to get from all this outside of a patent. The whole thing seems a bit outside of her wheelhouse.

Ghost steals the spotlight of much of the comic. His motivations are far more clear than Karla’s and he has a couple of great one-liners over the course of the book. That said, Spectrum’s belief that she can save the souls stolen by Moonstone is a fairly compelling part of the comic too. 

Strikeforce #6 art by Jacopo Camagni, Guru-eFX, and letterer VC's Joe Sabino
Strikeforce #6 art by Jacopo Camagni, Guru-eFX, and letterer VC’s Joe Sabino

Jacopo Camagni gives the book a sleek and, at times, almost anime-esque appearance. Characters make grand expressions and their faces are often smooth and given personality by large eyes. It looks fairly good and it’s aided by a bright palette presented by Guru-eFX.

Strikeforce #6 is a decent conclusion to this Moonstone and Ghost-centric tale. Some of the one-liners are a little weak, and I’m not exactly sure what the point of all of this was for Moonstone. However, the comic is a good bit of fun, and the visuals are decent. This one is worth a recommendation. Feel free to pick it up.

Strikeforce #6 comes to us from writer Tini Howard, artist Jacopo Camagni, color artist Guru-eFX, letterer VC’s Joe Sabino, and cover artist Juan José Ryp with Matthew Wilson.

Final Score: 6.5/10

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