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Berserker #5

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf On April - 8 - 2010


Check out our thoughts on Top Cow’s Berserker #5, which just hit comic shops.


Berserker #5
Writer: Rick Loverd
Artist: Jeremy Haun
Cover: Dale Keown, Jeremy Haun


After reading Berserker for the last few months, the question I’ve been asking myself is “How are they possibly going to wrap this up in six issues?” I mean, the two main characters, Aaron and Farris, have awakened to insane powers that give them superhuman strength and zero control. They have torn people apart limb from limb. They have destroyed lives, including, quite possibly, their own. How can anyone ever come back to that? Can there possibly be closure or resolution?

After reading issue #5, I still don’t know the answer to these questions. We do, however, find out a little more about the Berserker powers, as well as different approaches to controlling them. Berkserker #5 focuses on Aaron, whose absentee father (also a Berserker) has just come back into his life. Guided by the spirit of his dead girlfriend, the love of his life that he destroyed in a violent rage, Aaron needs to decide how to handle his destiny. There are two paths in front of him, and in this issue, he chooses one.

The last two issues of Berserker have led both protagonists to what’s sure to be an insanely bloody climax, but no answers will be given until the last issue comes out. Writer Rick Loverd has an extremely daunting task ahead of him. How is he going to resolve this storyline in a way that will be both satisfying and believable to the readers? The way he handles the next issue is really going to say a lot about his writing abilities, and I really can’t wait to see what he brings us. Luckily, artist Jeremy Haun has had no trouble keeping up with every bloody panel. I wonder if Haun ever gets tired of drawing entrails and severed body parts.

Berserker #5 is in shops now, so prepare yourself for an epic and violent climax.

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