Alan Smithee

Farscape: Scorpius #6 – Review

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As a fan, I really don’t have anything negative to say about this series. It focuses on who I feel is the most important character in the Farscape universe, Scorpius. Our favorite Scarran / Sebacean hybrid is someone I feel is infinitely more important to the story of the uncharted territories than Mr. John Crichton ever could assume to be. I enjoy every aspect of Scorpius’s character because I feel that he is the most misunderstood villain of all-time, and also well deserving of his own comic series, which lucky for me…he has!

This issue, sixth if you’re keeping count, finds our favorite anti-hero as he returns to the Kkore after his conquest of the Scarran Empire without a single shot fired…oh sorry, spoilers if you haven’t read up to this point already!

Scorpius is now trying harder and harder to find an angle on the Kkore that he can exploit, but finds himself falling short as he sees how utterly defenseless many of the races that populate the uncharted territories are against the might of the Grennij armies commanded by the Kkore.

There are multiple times in this issue that you can almost see the gears turning in Rockne S. O’Bannon’s mind when it comes to the big picture that is beginning to take shape in the War for the Uncharted Territories.

I’ll have to admit that I was reveling a bit too much in the grief that has fallen upon the Luxans, the Nebari, and the Hynerian races as they’re shown suffering this issue, especially when it’s so masterfully illustrated by Mr. Gordon Purcell. I’m serious, it’s hard not to with some of the art this issue (including the awesome cover art drawn by WPR friend Chad Hardin).

The panel that shows Grennij troops roasting the corpse of a hynerian over an open fire was particularly haunting, so much so that I had to actually stop flipping through the pages as I’m wont to do with all the Farscape books from BOOM! Studios and let it just soak in.

I can’t wait to see where they’re going to take this series in the upcoming months, I can’t state this enough, if you’re a Farscape fan, you really do owe it to yourself to pick this entire series up.

Bottom Line: $3.99 / $3.99

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