Comic Review: Berserk Deluxe Edition Vol. 4 (Dark Horse Comics)

Dark Horse Comics continues the journey of the black swordsman who fought some numerous monsters along the way in the massive book of Berserk Deluxe Edition on its fourth volume. […]

Dark Horse Comics continues the journey of the black swordsman who fought some numerous monsters along the way in the massive book of Berserk Deluxe Edition on its fourth volume.

So, I get through with the Golden Age where Guts is fighting alongside Griffith to raise him in the ranks to have the hawks to become knights. However, things had gotten worse ever since Griffith got captured by the corrupted king of Midland who actually became a sick person and overprotective with Princess Charlotte. So, it’s more than getting to the point of the story, but the Golden Age saga is about to have its very conclusion to the band of the hawk.

So, picking off from the last few volumes, as I mentioned, Guts fought alongside with Griffith’s army just to have his own kingdom, then after the fierce battle against the Tudor empire, he left the hawks and went on a journey once more. During his time, he met a blacksmith named Godo who lives with his adoptive daughter, there he trained himself over a year to become a better swordsman, even so, destiny called him to return to the hawks after he heard from some nobleman at the arms tournament about a mercenary group led by no other than Casca. After he quickly returned to the hawks and their plot is to rescue Griffith from Midland. However, while they were going to find Griffith, the warriors called upon princess Charlotte and helped them to rescue Griffith, but when they found him, he can’t even stand on his two feet because he was tortured severely and took his tongue away and the way looked right now is that he’s almost going to become a skeleton with no flesh. I wouldn’t know if this is his fate just because he slept with the princess that night after Guts left the army. But that doesn’t end there, the egg of the king is becoming eerier at the end of the volume, and thus the god hand was summoned and made a ritual to Griffith to reborn as Femto and the tradition of the sacrifice aka, the backstabber mofo.

From what I’ve watched from the anime, the manga version is becoming more intimidating with the encounter of the apostles who arrived in this world, by eating human flesh. However, we might get the story of the origin of the kingdom of Midland and the story of a warrior wearing a skull helmet who actually resembles the Skull Knight that save Guts numerous times. And some elite barbarian group of Midland that looked like one of the Kushan army and the leader of the black dog which apparently became an apostle. This fourth edition volume would become very traumatic for the readers to know the conclusion of the Golden Age, and the beginning of the journey for Guts as the black swordsman. If you rather want to find out the cruel fate of the hawks and the conclusion of the Golden Age arc, then this is for you.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, and I traveled a lot. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.