Enter Magnum Khaos In Murder Falcon #4
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Brooticus is reunited with Jake, Johann, and Jimi back together and paired with their instruments and familiars. Everyone feels pretty confident and ready to take on the world with pure metal. However, a new enemy has just arrived and is ready to disabuse them of this notion. Magnum Khaos is here, and he’s ready to open a portal between worlds and flood Earth with his Veldar minions.
Murder Falcon #4 brings the story to a climax, with the band reunited and fighting their most powerful foe yet. It also gives us a little more insight into why Jake broke Brooticus up in the first place.
Magnum Khaos gets a bit more spotlight in this issue, as he is directly controlling the monster that attacks this time. He feeds on darkness, doubt, and sadness, and this leads rather directly to more of Jake’s backstory being delved into.
Much of the comic consists of Brooticus and their beasts fighting Magnum Khaos’ monster, which allows us to see the team working in unison as well as how powerful Khaos is.
Also, Murder Falcon himself gets another upgrade this issue, and it’s pretty damn awesome.
Daniel Warren Johnson’s artwork continues to impress, and his creature designs quite good. The battle against Magnum Khaos is given a lot of weight and impact, with each blow being depicted and detailed well. The visual grittiness of the comic continues to be a great benefit, and the color work of Mike Spicer gives everything a little more atmosphere and strength.
Murder Falcon #4 brings the comic to its first major climax, and we get to see the full scope of the stakes and the parties involved. The comic never loses its heart, and we are still reminded how human the characters involved are. This comic earns another recommendation from yours truly, and you should feel free to give it a read.
Murder Falcon #4 comes to us from writer, artist, letterer, and cover artist Daniel Warren Johnson, color artist Mike Spicer, and letterer Rus Wooton.