Image Comics 2015
Created & Written by Mark Millar
Created & Illustrated by Sean Gordon Murphy
Coloured by Matt Hollingsworth
Here I thought last issue went off the rails but this issue well it’s one of those things that can go at least two ways and it’s exciting to see. An all out chase on Danny and Corbin through the timestream as their current aspirations have caused untold havoc on the world with their technology and advancement in era’s it should never should occured in the first place. Honestly though you have to admit to yourself that under the same circumstances you would have pretty much done the same thing. I mean hell Danny goes and writes all Morrissey’s hits has gone and created Harry Potter and Breaking bad and it’s only 1986 though all this public exposure throughout time hasn’t raised more suspicions from people does make one think but regardless I’d do it if i’d had the chance.
Meanwhile in New York, 1929 Corbin is getting out of the shower and he’s surrounded by gangsters. While sure we can appreciate the subtle shading of where his man-bits are Sean could’ve gone full frontal I mean it’s 2015 and there’s no real reason to hide it anymore. That aside Sean’s work here is impeccable to say the least. When Mannix shows up however he saves Corbin’s life and then runs off from them and all the while wearing that pink fringed bathrobe that barely covers anything.
Thanks to his own warning Danny shows up to save Corbin and that’s when we are treated to some of the greatest stuff in comics history. Through the writing and the interior artwork the journey through time that happens as haphazardly as it does is one of those things that really remind you why this medium, comic books, is truly an artform. Sean flexes that imagination muscle to create these gorgeous pages full of action scenes throughout time and I cannot say enough about the genius on display here. Mark’s dialogue is equally as genius though as he continues to demonstrate just how successful a buddy story can be if done the right way and surpasses any other duo in comics history. Oh and before I forget don’t count out Matt’s colouring work because it really does make things pop and adds that something extra to Sean’s work that really gets under your skin.
With everything that happens this issue you wouldn’t things could get any more interesting and you’d be wrong. Not only did Mannix and his team get wiped out so for now the chances of anyone chasing them through time is incredibly slim but the ending was a matter of time in the making and that it happens this soon well I love stories pacing and plot advancement as well as the luck of the Irish these two boys have.
Image is THE home for the creator owned books point blank bar none and that stories like this can be brought to life but such incredibly talented people to take us on the journey and allowing us to escape our lives for a little bit and just enjoy something so completely I am extremely thankful for.