The final chapter of Ron Marz's opening arc on this new Warlord of Mars series proves as thrilling as its previous installments. The book is full of action and incredibly well-paced. And Dejah Thoris, despite being a hostage for most of the book, proves to be no damsel in distress who requires rescuing.
Curiously, this final issue was illustrated by a different artist - Roberto Castro. Castro's style is far rougher and sketchier than the smooth, rounded aesthetic favored by Abhishek Malsuni. This issue doesn't look bad but it's a jarring change after five months and I must confess a personal preference for Malsuni's artwork.