Another one bites the dust as this title too comes to an end. Under the new creative team, the title did remain interesting. It also left things very opened ended so we’ll see what DC has planned for this group in the future.
The final issue reads like the final act of a movie. We have a huge confrontation between the Ravagers and Deathstroke which ends up being really cool. Because it was basically a final battle issue there’s not too much to elaborate on other than enjoying the fight. Diogenes Neves got to finish off the art on the issue solo and he does a good job with the fight scenes.
After much build up since the cancellation announcement, the title has a nice wind down here. Jordan does his best to answer as many dangling plotlines as he can with the space allotted. In the end, it’s a decent ending to a title that was cancelled way too prematurely.
Team 7 has been the surprise hit of the cancellations (if that makes any sense). It seems that once Jordan got past the initial arc, he found more freedom to tell a great and epic story. Repeatedly it’s been said that if he had been allowed to lead with this story, the title might have survived. For old Wildstorm fans, this quickly became the book to follow as Jordan jam-packed it with classic Wildstorm characters. It was nice to see these characters in action again.
With just one issue left, Ravagers begins its wrap-up by bringing in all the players we’ve had in the book so far and making sure not all of them survive. It seems where the death of a title comes in the New 52, death itself isn’t too far behind. We get the introduction of an old Doom Patrol villain and lots of revelations that are starting to feel repetitive where the Wildstorm characters are concerned.
Over the past couple of days, we’ve gotten a look at two different Ravagers figures. We have one of N.O.W.H.E.R.E’s minions known as Leash. I have to say I was kind of hoping for Warblade but there’s still hope that he’ll come along. But the really big news is we get the Ravagers version of Fairchild. That means in this set we now have TWO versions of Fairchild to pick from!