Review: ‘Mega Centurions: Mega No More’ #5 Twists The End
by Benjamin Hall
The Mega Centurions and the Grey Knight finally discuss the truth of what is going on. Meanwhile the Knight’s brother, Nal, is after her. Will the former heroes help her defeat her brother? If they do what happens next?
Writer Jon Parrish creates a very strong script. It has several twists to keep readers’ interest. These twists also work in a logical manner. Parrish is very good when it comes to making the dialogue feel nature, including some of the expositional bits. Not to mention that Parrish, along with artist Dexter Wee and the rest of the creative team, creates relatable characterization. Some of this characterization is even from the general, and non-speaking, populace of this series. Parrish also leaves room for possible prequels and sequels to this series.
Dexter Wee does a spectacular job evoking a sense of action with the cover’s design. Though the lack of background does hurt the design’s quality it helps the believability of the characters’ positions. Wee uses a bit too much of a clearly sharp line at various points in this issue, including the cover. While this is not a terrible thing it sometimes causes a glaring difference from the other line work. Despite this problem Wee does a great job with the art on the whole.
Colorist Kote Carvajal does a terrific job when it comes to helping Wee suggest light sources. This is especially noticeable when it comes to present day scenes with more shadows or that are nocturnal. Caravajal also changes the palette for flashbacks. Though this arguably creates a dip in quality due to select colors clashing, or being altogether too bright. However, this debatable problem does act as a reminder that the bases for this series are shows like Voltron (1984-1985) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-1995).
Letterer Cristian Docolomansky does a mostly fine job with placing the boxes and balloons, and text. Yet, there are a few balloons and anchors that could have better positions. One in particular is too close to a sound effect. Back on the plus side of things, Docolomansky does show some skill with enhancing the text with differing hues and sizes. Though the choice of a red may be lost on certain readers due to color-blindness.
Production artist Sean Callahan does a great job with the placement and sizing of the trade dress. The lettering Callahan does on the recap/credits page is also good, but a few bits may be a little too bright for some
Mega Centurions: Mega No More #5 is out now from Scout Comics.