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Birthright, Vol. 9: War of the Worlds

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Mikey Rhodes was just another missing child…until he rejoined his family. No longer a boy, he’d grown into a mighty warrior who’d freed Terrenos from an evil wizard during his lost years. But that’s only half the story…Lore has arrived, and now the war for Earth begins! Collects BIRTHRIGHT #41-45


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Mikey Rhodes was just another missing child…until he rejoined his family. No longer a boy, he’d grown into a mighty warrior who’d freed Terrenos from an evil wizard during his lost years. But that’s only half the story…Lore has arrived, and now the war for Earth begins! Collects BIRTHRIGHT #41-45

30 review for Birthright, Vol. 9: War of the Worlds

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Did anyone not see that ending coming? Oh, shit! They're totally gonna get... Yup. I can see why some people are maybe ready to get off the train, but I'm still interested in this title. Looking forward to whatever happens next. Did anyone not see that ending coming? Oh, shit! They're totally gonna get... Yup. I can see why some people are maybe ready to get off the train, but I'm still interested in this title. Looking forward to whatever happens next.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    Pretty Full Metal rad-tacular battles throughout, including a final denouement with Lore...who it turns out has a deeper connection to Earth than we had suspected. At this stage it's a pretty bog-standard 3-stars for story as as a series but the amazing art and colouring is well worth an extra star in my view. (view spoiler)[Oh yeah and the boys' parents get trapped on Terrenos just after Lore's final, gruesome defeat setting up (presumably) the final story arc of the series for vol. 10. (hide spo Pretty Full Metal rad-tacular battles throughout, including a final denouement with Lore...who it turns out has a deeper connection to Earth than we had suspected. At this stage it's a pretty bog-standard 3-stars for story as as a series but the amazing art and colouring is well worth an extra star in my view. (view spoiler)[Oh yeah and the boys' parents get trapped on Terrenos just after Lore's final, gruesome defeat setting up (presumably) the final story arc of the series for vol. 10. (hide spoiler)]

  3. 4 out of 5

    RG

    Lost interest in this one. I feel like its gone on for too long

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    The penultimate arc of Birthright is a very quick read, with at least two issues worth of splash pages across the five issue count. Things are ramping up to the end, but there's still a good amount of twists and turns to be hand (although the Witches thing came out of nowhere). The final page cliffhanger is a gut punch of a role reversal as well - it looks like the series could have ended here, aside from this major new problem. Andrei Bressan's artwork is still phenomenal however - the vast batt The penultimate arc of Birthright is a very quick read, with at least two issues worth of splash pages across the five issue count. Things are ramping up to the end, but there's still a good amount of twists and turns to be hand (although the Witches thing came out of nowhere). The final page cliffhanger is a gut punch of a role reversal as well - it looks like the series could have ended here, aside from this major new problem. Andrei Bressan's artwork is still phenomenal however - the vast battlescapes he manages to draw are so full of detail it's almost a shame that you don't spend more time on them because they have so few words on them to take in. Adriano Lucas' colours are also beautiful; the culture shock between the areas of Terrenos involved in the story is really well done as a result of the differing colour palettes. One more trade to go, and I have no idea where we're going next. Fun!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Natasha Chowdory

    A rather glorious battle and what I thought was the last volume but no... I enjoyed this one but I think the ending seems a bit contrived to drag it out for longer and I'm not sure what that story will be.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Connolly

    It's still fun to read I guess.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin Barham

    If Birthright were a person it would be a marathon runner with chaffed, bleeding nipples. Like, you didn't have to go this long. You could have stopped and it would have been fine. You weren't going to win anyway. Our favorite son has a big ol' brawl with Lore and fuuuuuucking finally (view spoiler)[ends it (hide spoiler)] . The Earth forces are endlessly duking it out with magic beasts because that's a totally believable situation even within the parameters of the fantasy established. Included is If Birthright were a person it would be a marathon runner with chaffed, bleeding nipples. Like, you didn't have to go this long. You could have stopped and it would have been fine. You weren't going to win anyway. Our favorite son has a big ol' brawl with Lore and fuuuuuucking finally (view spoiler)[ends it (hide spoiler)] . The Earth forces are endlessly duking it out with magic beasts because that's a totally believable situation even within the parameters of the fantasy established. Included is this paramilitary Earth group backing the first family up. Which I hate. It's just so dumb and I have already forgotten the nicknames of the fools who got shredded by werewolves or whatever. Maybe one of them was "Bulldog" or "Chud". Dad's still a dunce, Mom still wears the pants, Brennan still oscillates between being a little shit and saving the world. I think. I can't remember the first 4 issues. And here in the final frames to set up the finale is a classic switcheroo where (view spoiler)[the parents wind up where bb Mikey was in the beginning (hide spoiler)] , which isn't necessarily expected but lacks the emotional punch it reaches for since the ENTIRE SERIES has been overwrought with (view spoiler)[wacky familial mishaps (hide spoiler)] and fucking of course that's what happens. The art is still cool but just doesn't compensate for the absolute tedium of the story. At this point, every other page is a giant battle and so those B A D A S S moments in the panels lose their edge from the sheer over-saturation of orc faces exploding and gory raw-skinned wizard kings. It isn't impressive anymore, even if it is nice to look at. Kudos to Josh Williamson for choosing and idea and unflinchingly staying exactly in his lane for the entire duration of the series I guess. Some innovation on the trope or some unexpected storytelling just won't do when your trying to do work telling a one-note tale. The most exciting thing about the upcoming final volume is that I can stop reading it at the end. I do love shitting on this series though and I will miss that. Good news however, it will be i n c r e d i b l y easy to replace.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Individual issue reviews: #41 | #42 | #43 | #44 | #45 Total review score: 2.25 Individual issue reviews: #41 | #42 | #43 | #44 | #45 Total review score: 2.25

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chris Thompson

    Pretty much a non-stop extravaganza of action sequences. It’s the equivalent of many superhero movies that throw nonsensical CGI battle sequences at the end of the movie. Plus, the dialogue is cliche and tiring. Still, it’s nice to finally see the Mikey v. Lore showdown, and the final pages are interesting.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    I called it... an ending that's really not an ending. Sigh. A couple of nice twists, supplemented by unearned bits of character growth. I'm glad to have finished it - but if it wasn't free (via Hoopla) I'd have never bothered with this.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Devi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Feels like the finale right up until the “to be continued” at the end. There’s not a whole lot left here. Hopefully the next volume’s an epilogue and not an attempt to continue on.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Highland G

    Things ramping up, lots of splash pages and quick monologues. Can’t wait for this to wrap up and hopefully get some OHC’s.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Devon Munn

    3.5 stars Can't wait to see how this series concludes

  14. 5 out of 5

    Imogene

    I honestly don’t know what to say about this story arc. Amazing, and heart breaking. Only five issues left to go! I’m just hoping that covid stays away long enough.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ariel

  16. 4 out of 5

    Travischesser

  17. 4 out of 5

    Philip Cosand

  18. 4 out of 5

    Olivia Adams

  19. 4 out of 5

    Zachary Sell

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jason

  22. 4 out of 5

    17moon

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nowenen

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tom Worth

  25. 4 out of 5

    Andreas Häusler

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mustafa Ergür

  27. 4 out of 5

    Catriona

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brandon Martin

  29. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Cripps

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sara

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