Mara 5

Mara #5

Story by Brian Wood

Art by Ming Doyle

Review by Mara Wood

 

As Mara’s powers develop, we start to see that this series is more than just entertainment; it’s a cautionary tale concerning how we treat others. After being in captivity and studied, Mara has hit the breaking point. She is fed up with the human race, and ready to abandon them forever.

The story in issue 5 is pretty straightforward. Public figure has gained incredible power, making her one of the most desirable commodities in the world. If the press about Mara was overwhelming during her time as a professional volleyball player, it is no match for what hits her when she’s recognized as a national threat. Only difference: she just doesn’t care anymore.

Until the American government looks into Mark Prince.

With Mark at the mercy of the military, it’s up to Mara to decide how to use her powers. She could spend the rest of her life flying around the earth testing her limits or she can teach a lesson to those who muddle in business that is not their own. Don’t think for a second Mara is going to take things lying down after the way she’s been treated.

THE VERDICT

Mara #5 is nearing the end of a miniseries. As a standalone comic, it’s not a great place to jump in and read. However, if you’ve been keeping up with the volleyball player and her power development, you’ll want to stick around for this issue.

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About The Author

Columnist and Missfits Co-Host

Mara Wood is currently halfway through her PhD, but it feels like an eternity. Her research focus is comic books and how they can be used in therapy and educational settings. She tends to spend most of her day reading comic books, writing about them, and thinking about comic books (kind of a one-track mind…). Mara’s other hobbies include reading manga, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and working at her local comic book shop. She hoping to learn how to sew so she can cosplay and join the 501st.

3 Responses

  1. Spark

    BEST Mara review for this issue. Doesnt give away anything, but gives an idea of why to read it. I almost want to re read it now xD. Well done…Mara o.o? omg! You changed your last name after blowing up your world, and now your writing reviews for your own comic! EEVVVVIIIIIIIIIL!!1!one!

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