Review by: player1

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Avg Rating: 4.1
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Story by Mark Waid
Art by Khoi Pham
Cover by Marcos Martin

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

Pretty dang good, and just the kick in the ass that the current arc needed.

Khoi Pham really could’ve used an inker.

The thing about this “op art” style color, with the bubblegum pink is that it needs tighter finishes, and a sort of “pop art” line to reall make it all work together. This looked too ragged, even when most of the other elements were really tight.

As always the colorist and letterer did a fine job, although some of the color could’ve been softened, perhaps, to go with the choppy finishes. The penciler is definitely the weak link here, and really suffers from an inker who gets the tone of the book and what the colorist is trying to achieve.

Writing was good, although a bit too “talking the plot”, but that’s what a point-one issue is, and that’s kind of what this longplaying storyline needed: a bit of a summation before the final arguments are made.

Story varied between 3 and 4, we’ll give it a 3.5.
Art varied between 2.5 and 4, we’ll give it a 3.25.

A good, average, not-unimportant issue, which suffers mostly from the art just not being tight enough, although overall storytelling skills are quite evident. All the parts are there. Sub-par execution is a distraction, albeit, in the end, not a major one.

By the way, I know that the iFanboy system considers a “2′ an “average” comic, but I don’t consider a 40% to be a passing grade. Even a “3” would be a failure. 3.25 or better to pass. Sorry, fellas.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good


  1. Standard Lack of Edit Feature Disclaimer.

    sp* really

    “really suffers from lack of an inker”

  2. My Own Personal Five-Star System

    “Hey!” *****
    “Yay” ****
    “Meh” ***
    “Eh…” ***
    “Feh!” *

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