Dynamite Entertainment 2014
Written by Andy Diggle
Illustrated by Aaron Campbell
Coloured by Salvatore Aiala Studios
I love the way this book is playing out it, it really does feel like the Mission Impossible movies but with powers. Last issue they mounted that plan to get Holly away from Deacon and it worked beautifully. Andy is an incredible writer and his stories have an intensity and excitement to them because he’s able to craft them like they are big budget thrillers complete with characterization that’s amazing. Case in point is the how they manage to convince Holly to work with them against Deacon.
I do have to say though that Holly’s ability to actually help Weaver with something he’s been struggling with his entire life goes a long way in demonstrating she’s not just setting them up again to take a huge fall. Maybe she already knew on some level Deacon wasn’t as honest as he appeared and with his brother and his group now perhaps she feels like she can find that team that becomes something more that’s what she’s looking for.
Ah Weaver is a one of those rare characters who gets under your skin and you can’t help but like the guy. He’s competent, interesting and damaged as all get out and these are the qualities we all like in someone some to help others to hang out with and regardless of your stance he’s just one of those guys who has that special something like James Dean about him and this the kind of characterization Andy’s given us on him and Aaron’s depiction have helped firmly established.
So Holly has helped Weaver find his father, a man he hasn’t seen since he was a little boy. It’s a bittersweet and incredibly powerfully told reunion. Seriously the kind of connection Andy and Aaron have here to bring what Weaver’s dad has been through since he went missing and what led up to that is just mind blowing. Aaron’s work on the page to depict the memories through Andy’s guidance really tell a huge story here that doesn’t need a lot of narration and you get caught up in it like the winds whipping all around you keeping you from focusing on any one thing for too long.
The way this part of the story that we’ve been wanting to see since the previous arc was published, Weaver finding his dad, leads right into what’s happening next demonstrates the kind of pacing and patience and intelligence behind Andy’s thought patterns.
Dynamite has this diverse range of books and here we get that whole super spy thriller type of story which they saw as something worthy of putting out. Thankfully for us because written kind of like a Netflix show this is some high falutin quality stuff, edge of your seat kind of excitement even when it’s just filling in the blanks and moving the plot along.
Great story and perfect companion artwork make this a must add to your reading collection.