In the Swords of Sorrow series, Gail Simone is teaming up a lot of the ladies from classic pulp literature. She’s joked that it’s the ‘women who don’t wear much’ series, which she hadn’t realized until she started seeing concept art. In addition to the main series, there are several spin off series, with a…
Deep beneath the streets of Chicago, the somewhat unlikely team of Harry Dresden, Molly Carpenter, Mouse, and Johnny Marcone face off against a very powerful sorcerer. This is the man behind the golem that’s been terrorizing the city, killing off Marcone’s “clients.”
All good things must come to an end. Sadly, this includes the various Legenderry series. I’m hoping more of them come along soon. Vampirella’s story ends here in a well-executed fashion, with the door left open for more stories down the road.
Red has not been having an easy adventure in this series and this is no exception. Last issue’s cliffhanger is an ugly one, and she has a serious fight on her hands. She gets some help from an unexpected ally. The ally is a bit of a surprise, but it was subtly set up last issue.
After the attack on her club last issue, Vampy needs to pick up the pieces and figure out where her enemies are coming from. She also has a lot of questions about her mysterious ally, Rassendyll. She doesn’t get all the answers she wants, but the two of them do get a lot more intimate with each other.
Now that they finally have shared the stories and realized they are on the same side, the Green and Brass Hornets, and their faithful sidekicks, have to fight their way across the city to stop the Veiled Lady from unleashing Hell on Earth, or at least a reasonable substitute. There are some amusing moments as Kato admires, and covets, the Brass Hornet’s array of tech and toys. Unfortunately, as part of the earlier plan, the Brass Hornet put out a large bounty on the Green one and most of the gangs in the city are trying to collect.
As if the golem running amok in Chicago wasn’t enough of a problem for Harry and Molly, to say nothing of its master, now Marcone is getting involved. For a mortal with no powers or training, Marcone knows far too much and is far too clever for anyone’s good, especially Harry’s or his own. He also knows Harry, thanks to the Soulgaze in Storm Front, well enough to know that Harry will protect Marcone, no matter what Harry happens to think of him personally.