What is there to do AFTER you’ve saved the entire world? Your Major Spoilers review of No One Left To Fight #1 awaits!
Writer: Aubrey Sitterson
Artist: Fico Ossio
Colorist: Fico Ossio
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Editor: Brett Israel
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 3, 2019
Previously in No One Left To Fight: They’ve saved the planet countless times, but what happens after the final battle has been won? It’s a story of regret, resentment, and growing older, one that asks, “What does a fighter do when there’s no one left to fight?”
“THE COMIC YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED!”
As our story opens, a warrior called Vâle enters a city after an absence of an unknown length, making his way to a cute little house and knocking… ONLY TO BE AMBUSHED BY A CRAB/CYBORG CREATURE!!!! Said crab grabs him in a huge hug and welcomes him home, setting off a series of reunions that all seem to involve lightning and/or explosions. Vâle is reunited with his old friend Krista, her husband and their two children, all of which seems to overwhelm him, as he collapses. Awakening some time later, we find that Vâle is the legendary warrior who killed the evil overlord Gor Despo and that he has asked Krysta and her husband Timór to help him travel to the crater where that battle ended. Timór is uncertain, as he clearly still resents Vâle, to the point where he challenges him to spar, a playfight that quickly turns real as Timór breaks out the heavy attacks on a clearly ailing Vâle…. which gives us our first big cliffhanger ending!
IMPRESSIVE ART AND DESIGN WORK
This is one really beautiful comic book, folks, with incredibly vivid coloring on every page, even the opening sequence where Vâle is walking into a town full of pinks and oranges and video-game-style colors. The character designs are likewise excellent, with each character feeling like a lost member of the cast of a manga we all remember from our youth, from Vâle’s facepaint to Timór’s armor to Krysta’s truly impressive head of hair. If you’ve been following the creators on social media as I have, you’ve been hearing about this project for a while, and honestly, I wasn’t sure that it could live up to the hype, but Sitterson’s script actually does the trick. delivering on world-building and satisfying character moments, and making it feel like a world that we’ve been reading about for years, even if it’s really a lot of work to type the ‘â; in Vâle over and over.
BOTTOM LINE: IMMENSELY SATISFYING
IN short, it’s a really exciting first issue and one that does successfully build the concept of former heroes adrift in a world that no longer needs saving. No One Left To Fight #1 is a book that not only makes me want more right now, it makes me very sad that this is just a limited series, with beautiful coloring amplifying energetic art and a story that lives up to the hype of ‘The Comics You’ve Always Wanted,’ earning 5 out of 5 stars overall. If you’re wanting something fresh, something weird and something exciting, this is definitely the comic for you.
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NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT #1
A loving tribute to the Dragons Ball and Street Fighters of days past, with colorful art and a joyously explosive story. This is really good, y'all.