Titan Comics 2015
Written by Montynero
Illustrated by Martin Simmonds
Verity and Weasel, two similarly empowered G-Plus subjects, finally put a stop to Monty’s rampage, with the aid of an American missile of unknown payload. Weasel administered the killing blow, after Monty murdered his son. Now, London is trying to recover from the actions of a madman. With Parliament destroyed, regional commissioners have taken over until a new leader can be elected. Lawlessness rules the streets, and Mayor Tony Bronson has declared martial law. Meanwhile, in Texas, undercover FBI agent Jeb Mulgrew is struggling to readjust to normal life with his family.
Being somewhat of an interior art snob that I am i’m totally digging the interior artwork here. Martin’s work is delightful, nicely detailed, full of emotion and really give you this wonderful sense of the world they live in. Page four is a standout for me and then all the emotional writing is portrayed by Martin perfectly whether it’s Weasel or Jeb’s drama that’s being focused on.
Weasel is an interesting guy he’s trying his damndest to overcome what’s happened and falling into old bad habits in the hopes of being able to even temporarily forget. Unfortunately drugs and alcohol can either make you black out or intensify the emotions we’re already feeling and everything that’s happening around him causes him to take a hard look at himself and realize he needs to change. I love the way that Montynero is writing this it’s really strong and relatable to the reader.
Poor Jeb he seems to be going through hell and can’t get back. His work with the government has strained his marriage and his relationship with his daughter to the point of no return. He doesn’t know them, they don’t know him and trying to come back time and again only to leave for an extended period of time after all too brief a visit well it’s no way to live nor is it fair to one’s family. It doesn’t surprise me what direction his story takes both privately and with work it fits this character very nicely.
So while they deal with their personal grief and problems the British Government goes after Weasel during his memorial service. It’s fun and awful at the same time I mean to do that under those circumstances and put so many innocents at risk is unconscionable but should catch him off guard right, not so much he’s got nothing left to lose now and he’s got some impressive power at his disposal.
With the hedonism that happened the virus has spread far and wide Weasel could be the figurehead of a new movement and should that happen it’ll be interesting to see.
From concept to execution this series is one of those rare finds whose premise fuels the imagination and story itself keeps your attention and at the end of each issue leaves you wanting more.