Review by: grifter78
Written by BRIAN WOOD

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

Ok, now we’re back on track with this issue!  The series had slowed down a little bit, especially
last issue, but now we’ve got an issue centered on Threshold.  Did anyone really think we’d get a slow issue
dealing with Threshold?  I think not!


Since he first appeared in the original Gen 13 mini-series
Threshold has always been a very interesting character to me.  He’s psychotic but he’s well justified in
being this way I think.  He saw his
parents murdered in front of him when he was just a kid.  He was raised by Project Genesis to be a
killer.  And he had Ivana Baiul as a
lover once upon a time, something I think would drive anyone crazy.  He’s also a very angry character which means
he could snap at any moment and believe me, snap he does.


One of the interesting themes of this issue is fear versus
respect.  Threshold is obviously someone
who wants to be powerful and to be feared for it.  But Brian Wood reminds us that there is such
thing as respectful fear.  Threshold is
forced to look at himself and his methods in this issue and determine if his
history of failure as a leader is because his focus has been in the wrong
place.  I love stories like this.  It reminds me a lot of the lessons learned in
Batman Begins. 


With Threshold being the focus of the issue, Rebekah Isaacs
gets to draw some intense action scenes. 
And if you know Threshold, you know that his fights can get pretty
gruesome sometimes.  I’m happy to inform
you, that trend continues here.  We get
to see both sides of Threshold’s fighting expertise: using his powers and
fighting hand-to-hand.


By the end, we get some classic Threshold moments as his
little journey comes full circle.  It’s a
tragic event but it is completely in character with Threshold.  I’m just curious to see what the
repercussions of his actions will have concerning another Dv8 member who got
caught up in the incident.


We’re half-way through this mini-series and it has been a
solid read so far.  Wood and Isaacs
continue to give us an engaging story. 
Each month they prove why they were the perfect creative team for this

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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