Unlike the depiction of the battle sequences in issue one, Miller continues the trend from the prior issue of having each page be a double spread. As in issue three, the double page spread works to the story’s advantage. For example, Darius’ Persian army looks almost mountainous as they march, nay, flood the page to meet Alexander. On the other hand, Alexander’s men look invincible, as they advance forward, with a golden, setting sun on their backs. Their invincibility is confirmed that upon a closer look at pages only shows a few instances of causalities of Alexander’s men as compared to the mounds of Persian casualties.
With one issue left of the series, it seems fitting to anticipate that Miller will conclude the Xerxes series by portraying the Battle of Gaugamela and the end of Darius.
Creative Team: Frank Miller (writer and artist), Alex Sinclair (colorist)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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