Glory (2012)

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After missing for almost a decade, Glory’s whereabouts are uncovered by a lone reporter, but the globe-spanning conspiracy keeping her hidden from humanity could make her return more dangerous than anyone ever anticipated!

From: Image Comics

Notes on This Title

This series ostensibly picks up where a 1995-1996 series left off, and consequently begins with issue #23.  However, the two series share no major plot threads or character beats and can be read independently.




“The first thing that grabbed my attention about this book was just how beautiful it is. I’ve been a fan of Campbell’s art for a while — especially when she’s devoting her talents to drawing Jem and the Holograms — but her work in Glory is just on another level from her pin-ups, with fluid motions, expressive faces and even shifting styles that you just don’t get in more static pieces. And a lot of that comes down to the way that she draws Glory herself. She doesn’t fall into the trap that a lot of artists do by choosing to draw a woman who looks either beautiful or strong. She manages to pull off both, and it’s a pretty neat trick. She’s clearly beautiful, with soft features and that truly improbable amount of flowing platinum blonde hair, but she doesn’t give her the wasp-waisted, waif-like body that super-heroines usually get stuck with.” (Source: ComicsAlliance)

“Glory, a powerful and heroic fighter susceptible to berserker rages, is the daughter of an Amazon and a demon. Her birth united her parents’ warring races. For most of her life, everygirl journalism student Riley has had mysterious dreams about Glory’s adventures—but when Glory disappears, Riley’s dreams go into reruns. Eventually, Riley decides to try to find Glory, and gets mixed up in violent cosmic conflicts for which she’s wholly unprepared. Like Prophet (LJ6/1/14), this is a reimagining of a 1990s supercharacter created by Rob Liefeld. Almost everything about this comic is exaggerated: Glory’s bulky character design, her sister Nanaja’s bad-girl personality, the unexpected humor, the speechifying, the tragedy, and, especially, the epic battle scenes dripping with over-the-top gore. The setting ranges from Hemingway’s Left Bank to far-future Mars and beyond. Not everything makes sense, and sometimes the drama is subsumed in general craziness. But the nudity, sex, and lesbian relationships here are dealt with surprisingly matter-of-factly, and in Glory’s character arc and the devotion of her friends there’s genuine emotion that resonates. VERDICT For adult superhero readers who enjoy seeing things taken to extremes.” (Source: “Library Journal“)


ComicsAlliance: “The end of ‘Glory’: Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell on ending their story in ‘Glory’ #34

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