Dynamite Entertainment 2015
Written by Andy Diggle
Illustrated by Aaron Campbell
Coloured by Salvatore Aiala Studios
Forget 24 or Alias because Uncanny makes them look like child’s play. So long as Andy can keep coming up with ideas for continuing seasons i’m all set for a long and healthy run. Weaver and company have some great skills to go along with their abilities and the characterization mixed in with plot advancement by Andy is spectacular. Aaron’s interiors too just keep you in a great state of suspense.
Morgan’s story and his relationship with his brother is laid out for us all here and it’s a nice bit information/characterization. Deacon as we see throughout this issue isn’t a nice man and while Morgan may be his brother he’s more a means to an end and will use his brother to get what he wants no matter the ultimate outcome. When you are willing to sacrifice your own blood for what you want then there’s a real problem and one Morgan can no longer ignore. Thus setting the stage for this story beautifully.
The reveal that there is indeed a source for the gifts they’ve received is not so much a surprise as is what that source is. It would be nice to think that these are people who were just born with these abilities because people are born different all the time and this could have easily just been a mutation or an evolution in human history but to learn what we do was nicely surprising. It also begs for more answers like if there is a source how were these people chosen? Was it intentional that there would be both sides of the coin, those that would use their gifts for betterment and those that will use them for personal gain and/or world domination? Why would someone give out these gifts to begin with what purpose would that serve?
Suddenly Andy’s taken us from this great espionage/action/adventure thriller story to one filled with intrigue and personal drama upping the ante and making it even more exciting. Better than a Cruise movie if ask me.
Holly is working with Deacon and we see what she goes through this issue at his behest. She’s different in that she knows who she’s working for/with and at a certain point she’s done. With a close call of her own and a better more clear understanding of his motives she’s beginning to become more afraid of Deacon is ready to be out. However you can’t just leave a man like Deacon when you know as much as she does well not alive anyway. So she finds herself in a precarious situation of wanting to stay alive and needing to figure out how to extract herself from his influence.
Find out what she learned that made this inner struggle hit home by reading this.
Dynamite has found success with this kind of unique and original storytelling with creators who know how to go above and beyond what the reader expects as well showing us that they’ve got this passion about what they do that keeps growing stronger.