Updated: Jan 25, 2020
NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT #5
Writer: Aubrey Sitterson
Artist: Fico Ossio
Colorists: Fico Ossio with Raciel Avila
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Publisher: Dark Horse
HOLY SHIT!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!
That was my initial reaction when I read the first issue of this series. The book was unlike anything I had ever picked up before. I never watched that much anime or read any Manga. So this was definitely a unique experience. Having said that, I really enjoyed this series a lot. Since I picked up that first issue, I have read a lot of Manga and you could almost say it was inspired in part by reading this series. Having read interviews of Aubrey Sitterson and how much he was inspired by not only shows like Dragon Ball Z but Manga as well. I took the dive and I haven't stopped since.
This isn't gonna be your average review as I'm not so much reviewing this specific issue as I am the series as a whole. From the first issue, we entered a world both captivating and entertaining. Not only did we get an awesome story but it was brought to life by the amazing art of Fico Ossio. Every image jumps off the page, you can feel the explosiveness of ever fight. Not to mention the out of this world colors on every page. The art was what initially drew me to the project it was so bombastic and unlike anything else on the stands and continued to be my favorite aspect throughout the series.
The story though, was full of heart, humor, and tons of action. The hype that Aubrey Sitterson created with his awesome promotion skills, delivered on every level. This world is full of such a diverse cast of characters each one bringing something unique to this awesome tale. You can see from the beginning that all of them share a lot of history and have strong bonds with one another. It was these relationships which Sitterson established from the beginning, that helps the readers really fall in love with this book.
Vâle, the main character has always been somewhat of an enigma. Obviously we know that he was some great hero prior to the events of this book, but there was always something going on under the surface. By the end of this issue we discover exactly what that it is. Timōr was someone who had a somewhat strained relationship with Vâle but trusts him like a brother. It's never more evident than in the climactic battle at the end of this issue where they go up against Bruton. There is a lot of history between them, which I hope we get to see more of in subsequent volumes.
With the way the battle ended, I can only imagine what Sitterson and the rest of the team have in store for us. This was clearly intended to continue on, which is somewhat disappointing since we don't get a definintive conclusion. But guess what??? I don't care because this was still a great series and it will only hype people up to support the next volume.
This may not have been "The Comic I Always Wanted", but it definitely became the comic I want to read more of. Great job to the entire creative team and I can't wait to see where you take us next.