RICH REVIEWS: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer # 5
Title: Victor LaValle’s Destroyer # 5
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Created by: Victor LaValle
Written by: Victor LaValle
Illustrated by: Dietrich Smith
Colored by: Joana LaFuente
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Micaela Dawn
Character Designs by: Dan Mora & Dietrich Smith
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Comments: Akai is constantly in a state of decay. The nanobots within him are constantly rebuilding him. Akai may be a new life form emerging but he is also a boy. Dr. Baker is his mother and she created him and loves him. Akai is her son.
The original Frankenstein’s monster is intelligent. He is more than just intelligent he is now extremely smart and very hard to fool.
The Bride is one huge hulking monstrous robotic creation. So there are three monsters in this story and all of them have been used and been abused somehow or another.
The story could use more clarity. There are a lot of players on the field and it would be nice to know who they all are and what their goal is.
The original Frankenstein’s monster is shown briefly but he does steal the show. He is monstrous yet you will feel for him and for Akai as well. They are alone in this world yet they want to belong, they want to be loved.