“STRANGER FROM ABOVE,” Part Six
The shocking conclusion! Travon, our teenage hero growing up in Compton, has been revealed as the alien invaders’ Monarch—an emissary sent to Earth with the intention of taking over the planet. But love has gotten the better of him, and now he fights for the life of Daysha and every human on the planet! With former friends now turned enemies and an alien horde breathing down his neck, can Travon find a way to defeat them both, save the world, and get the girl…or is the human race doomed?!
From RODNEY BARNES, the star comics writer behind the Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA and the writer/executive producer of HBO’s Winning Time, and up-and-coming Marvel artist ALEX LINS comes the epic finale in a tale of love, triumph, disaster, and defeat!
Lyles Movie FilesMonarch made for a very entertaining foray into sci-fi from a contemporary child lens with the real-life drama and challenges mixed with a global pandemic on a different out of this world level. Thankfully the creative team had no trouble sticking the landing.
ComicBook.comMonarch #6 feels like somebody at Image slammed the "Wrap It Up" button on the comic. The subplot surrounding Todd proves to have been little more than a distraction. Many of the esoteric questions about existence are pushed to the side. And, perhaps most frustratingly, most of the jaw-dropping consequences from the early issues are reversed and the reader is quickly shoved into a rushed happy ending. This comic was simply outstanding at times but felt like it was just starting a much bigger story.