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Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Size: 32 pages
One of the first of the New52 to get a new writer, VOODOO stumbles a little here, I think, but the direction started by Ron Marz is continued, rather than replaced (at least as near as I can tell) by Josh Williamson.
I don’t know much about Williamson’s work – I’ve liked what he’s done with the first few issues of the UNCHARTED tie-in comic, but that’s all I’m familiar with. Likewise, my experience with Marz is limited, but I was really enjoying his VOODOO. Williamson still needs a little time to warm up, I think – to me and to the comic.
But Voodoo – that is, Priscilla – remains the same character, as do the others in the cast: Black Jack, Agent Fallon. If there’s something just not quite right about the rhythm of the dialogue in this issue, it isn’t in the voice of the characters. But one wonders if this was the #5 that Ron Marz had intended, if the revelations here (because there’s a big one) were the direction he was going. Because, let me tell you, it’s a little…underwhelming. Whoever planned the cliffhanger twist here might need a minor check on their plot sensibilities.
The art continues to be good as ever, if slightly awkward here and there, I suppose. Sami Basri does the job well, and while this isn’t the most attractive issue of VOODOO yet, it’s not hard on the eyes, either.
Art: 4 - Very Good