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Glory: The Complete Saga

(Glory Complete)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Collects GLORY #23-34 THE ACCLAIMED APOCALYPTIC WAR SAGA COLLECTED IN ITS ENTIRETY! ROSS CAMPBELL (Wet Moon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and JOE KEATINGE (Marvel Knights: Hulk) finally collect their critically-acclaimed and brutally told saga of one warrior and her family torn apart by a millennia-old intergalactic war. This is the complete story, collected in its entire ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Image Comics (first published May 6th 2014)
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Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it

Heh, Pink Tacos…..Ok, now that’s out of the way.


Glory: The Complete Saga was a seriously fun book for me. It took me back to a time when I would pick up a copy of Heavy Metal Magazine hoping to find some ridiculously violent, fantasy tale or sexy, sci-fi epic drawn by some kickass artist I’d never heard of. And get a little nipple action. Glory delivers on all that and then some. I have to admit that it was the eye catching cover that got my attention. Then I realized that it was a character cre
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
(2.5 stars) A lot of not-so-wonderful things can be said about Rob Liefield and/or his art, but the characters he's created, such as Deadpool, have definitely been memorable, including ones he created for Image Comics.

Recently, Image has been rebooting some of the titles that made them famous in the shiny '90s. Among the reboots have been a few of Liefield's characters, including Gloriana Demeter, who's gone from Image's buxom '90s bad girl answer to Wonder Woman, to this:

I didn't really read G
Jul 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, comics, netgalley
Glory is not so glorious. In fact, it's kind of ... bad.

I haven't been having too much luck with ARCs of graphic novels/comics on Netgalley lately. Maybe I should stick to my FirstSecond review copies for a while...

I didn't get into comics until pretty recently, so I know very little of comics history or reboots or things like that. Rob Liefeld, who helped found Image Comics, created the character in the 90s. I didn't read comics in the 90s. I read Little House in the Big Woods and everything by
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Oh man, I really wish I liked this more than I did. For my birthday last year, I told people that all I wanted was their favorite books, and this was a gift from one of my best friends. I'm not looking forward to that conversation!

Anyway, this is about Glory, the daughter of a demon and a god, who has been raised by her parents to rule in times of peace or kill in times of war. She gets bored and goes to ... Earth? To quote the dad from "Shit My Dad Says", "that's like driving thousands of mile
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Spoiler Free****

Glory: The Complete Sage is a reboot of a character created by Image Comics founder Joe Liefild, now continued by Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell. This Hardcover book contains issues 23-34. They continued onwards from the original numbering.

I gave this book a 3.5 overall rating (rounded down to 3 for goodreads purposes). I really enjoyed the art and the different types of characters and personalities that are central to this story. From the adorable and quippy sidekick Riley to t
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Glory is kind of a scary mother f'er. She's not your typical svelte heroine. She's a big tough badass who don't take no s*t from nobody. This one is dark and gory.. I had a hard time liking her through most of it. Though I really enjoyed the end. You got to see her humanized and a bit more of why she is the way she is. Though I loved the supporting cast, especially Henry. Some of the story line was a bit confusing, in particular the history of the warring. I liked some of the different styles li ...more
Augusto Bernardi
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I wasn't familiar with Glory prior to this comic but even many years later I can still clearly remember this comic. Judging by the original designs of Glory, this muscular futuristic badass is a thousand times cooler. I got to take my hat off to the illustrator of the comic because this saga had some seriously ferocious illustrations. Definitely the highlight of the comic and I was genuinely saddened to see that the saga was so short. They were aiming for more a shorter start to finish instead o ...more
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is one of those books that could have been great... but are not.
It has a has a promising start and good characters. The choice for Glory's physical appearance to represent as this 'amazon warrior' type was great. This idea of a hero that wants to solve everything by violence and could end up being the very destroyer of those she wants to save, was what I most liked.

But then...
Things start decaying quickly. The characters' motivations are confuse, their actions incoherent. Everybody is fight
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not overly familiar with the original Liefield stuff, but don't care cos this is faaaaaaaab! Gloriana Demeter has issues. Family. Demons. War. Friends. Will she save the world? Or destroy everything?
Epic confrontations, battles and betrayals all illustrated amazingly by Sophie Campbell. Also some familiar faces from the old Image-verse.
Lots of extras in this nicely presented hardback - pin ups, cover art, sketches, scripts and final thoughts. Also an epilogue that teases something else....that
Ashley Ferguson
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
This review and more can be found at The A P Book Club!

*I received an eARC of this book from Diamond Book Distributors/Image Comics on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Glory sounds like it would be a really epic story with lots of action and adventure and all of that jazz. And, while it was, something about it just fell short for me. I'm not sure if my expectations were too high, or if I just wanted something more, but Glory was not everything I hoped it would be.

The artwork fits very
Wayne McCoy
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
'Glory: The Complete Saga' feels like it starts in the middle somewhere, so the term 'complete' seems like an error. Also, while I liked some of it, most of it felt like kind of a hot mess.

Gloriana Demeter is a character created by Rob Liefeld in the 1990s that has gotten a reboot here. She's got similarities to a certain Amazonian princess from another publisher, but we'll let that go for now. In the 90s, she was more like a typical overdrawn female superhero. Here she is kind of puffy and bloa
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it
First things first, it certainly doesn't feel complete – starting at issue 23, and letting you get slow, less-than-fully-tangible grips on what has come before. To my mind the saga as presented here is still a little loose and woolly – there is too much talk from supporting characters as to the nature and end of Glory, however much the creators may use the bonus material to allude to aforethought, flashbacks, callbacks and so on. Who really knows how and when whatever element was written in – es ...more
Paul Decker
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book as an eARC from Diamond Book Distributors
and Image Comics on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This graphic novel is an interesting take on the female warrior superhero. There are definitely similarities to Wonder Woman in Glory. There are also some similarities to Thor. Glory is from a far away world where her birth ended a very long war between two ancient people. Her mother's people are known to Earth as gods, while her father's followers have been known as demo
Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lets start with the things I didn't like, since I'd like to end this review on a happy note. I wasn't a big fan of the artwork. There was a lot of crude and gory graphics, but not in the way I usually like. That was probably what affected me the most, as it should with graphic novels. I didn't like how the main characters were illustrated, to a point where I was hoping the novel would end soon. The dialogue wasn't very good either,
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, comic
A lot is going on in this comic book, there is an intergalactic war going on, we have a student in search of the disappeared superhero. The super heroes turn out to more or less just be a more evolved species than the humans. The gore scenes were gory, but some how not really gory enough for my taste. The main characters were more or less always illustrated in awkward positions. The only time the dialogue seemed to flow well was in the scenes with only Riley and Glory, then the conversations see ...more
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

I expected a lot more with this book, but it didn't really deliver to me. The art style was a little off and sometimes the poses just didn't look right to me. It was very strange. It also seemed inconsistent throughout the story, and the storyline didn't seem to make that much sense to me either. Honestly if the main character, Glory, was to bring about peace between two warring races then wouldn't they have been more concerned about gett
Nicola Mansfield
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A major intense epic saga of a female warrior. A gripping action-packed drama that kept me glued to the over 300 pages not being able to put it down. This has everything you could want in a superhero story: strong female characters, lots of gory violence, space adventures, demons, aliens, then add in sibling warrior rivalry and a lesbian love story to top off the plot. Gloriana (Glory) is unlike any female warrior/superhero character I know about. She is a female Hulk with the exotic background ...more
Alex Sarll
Much like the excellent new Prophet series, this takes one of Rob Liefeld's unloved old superheroes and retools her for an era less wowed by badly-drawn muscles and guns. Unlike the Big Two, who will currently renumber their comics at the drop of a hat (or artist), the old numbering remains, but the approach is entirely different. At first, the problem here seems to be that the approach taken to Wonder Woman analogue Glory is too similar to that employed with the time-lost Prophet: no longer rec ...more
Elle Markov
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
The only thing glorious moment in this book is when you reach the agonizing end. There is absolutely no plot to the story.

Glory is the daughter of like the ruler of the underworld or something and the queen of Thule, they're an amazonian like group of warrior women [so, yeah, think Wonder Woman if she had been made the old fashion way and not clay].

This book tries to revive the 90's character Gloriana Demeter and all I can say is that it fails miserably. The only reason it got 2 stars from me i
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is definitely not the buxom 90's Glory. She's much more Hulk than Wonder Woman. I thought that was refreshing. I thought there were some interesting characters in the book and even some interesting plot twists.

Unfortunately many of the plot twists were just left out there, unresolved. Why was Riley the one everyone was waiting for? Why was it so important that she be saved? The Knights of Thule were captives?

Add in a horrible
Jocelyn Lee
Nov 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Idk, like, I was sort of unfulfilled how nothing got answered and none of the bonding, etc., was shown. I guess it moved a little too fast to have as much meat as I'd prefer. Maybe it'd be different if I'd had to wait instead of reading it all in one sitting. But I enjoyed it well and nothing made me wince enough to run away from the series, which is a pretty good run for a comic IMO. The concept was great. I def enjoyed how they played with tropes. My brother, glancing over my shoulder, said "W ...more
Aug 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: review-books
I recieved this book on netgalley in exhange for an honest review.

Honestly, this graphic novel was all over the place. It didn't make a lot of sense and I really just wanted to be finished with it once it started. I didn't feel particularly attached to any of the characters and the storyline just wasn't consistent, half of the time I didn't even understand what was going on. It wasn't for me and maybe other people will enjoy it more but I just couldn't get into it.
Gloriana is the product of two warring races in a separate fantasy world. Her birth was to bring peace, but she had a desire to follow her own path which lead her to our world. Here she fought in WWII, but is now trying to regain her strength after several setbacks. This is a decent tale, but the clunky artwork lowered my rating. Overall, if you followed this character in the past, you will be happy, otherwise, read at your own risk.
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was suckered in by the cover and the first few pages. What I ended up with was some occasionally interesting artwork in service of a partially coherent narrative. There's an awful lot of violent dismemberment and not a whole lot of explanation for why it's happening or how some of the non-Glory characters are surviving it.

Turns out that Glory is a character from the heyday of Image Comics, which may well tell you everything you need to know about whether or not you should read it.
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
If it wasn't for Ross Campbell's art, I would have given this a lower rating. He drew these characters with varying body types, and seeing a woman in a comic who DOESN'T look like she stepped out of the Victoria's Secret catalog is a breath of fresh air. The story itself is both grand sci-fi and a personal story about a family. I loved it.
Mark Ballinger
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
There were a small handful of thoughtful places were characters came alive and evoked interesting thoughts about bravery, loyalty, and sacrifice. But then, there were the rest of the scenes: hyper violent, salacious, useless.
Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
It was alright. There could have been much more built up to the story; I still have no idea why it was necessary for half the things to happen. Or why they happened. Or what was even going on to begin with. Art was pretty to look at.
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics-superhero
I'd seen a lot of reviews about how good this was, about how it was Wonder Woman done right. It read to me like a very average knockoff of Wonder Woman. It's also stuck too much in the grim and gritty era Glory came from.
Jul 05, 2014 rated it liked it
I loved the art work in this graphic novel . a dysfunctional family , intergalatic war , and superheroes. I enjoyed this . It was fast and exciting. I see some people did not like the art work but I reminded me of Japanese anime. Riley is the character I came to care about the most.
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